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The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox will meet on the field at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.

Bruce Chen will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Lefthander Chen is 1-0 this season with a 0.75 ERA.

Chen's opponent in this one will be Hector Santiago. The White Sox lefthander has a 3.24 ERA to go along with a 3-4 record this season.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +150 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Kansas City has won 5 straight games.
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 50-51 SU
Chicago: 40-61 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 0-10
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 15 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 7-15 SU in their last 22 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Minnesota, Tuesday, July 30
Chi White Sox at Cleveland, Monday, July 29