Chicago White Sox Odds
The Chicago White Sox can earn their first series victory of the season with a win against the host Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Chicago edged Kansas City 3-2 on Friday in the series opener despite an 0-for-4 night from rookie center fielder Luis Robert, who saw his career-opening, six-game hitting streak snapped.
Veteran left-hander Gio Gonzalez (0-0, 14.73 ERA) is set to make his first career start for the White Sox, the organization that drafted him in 2004 — and ultimately traded him twice. Gonzalez struggled Sunday in long relief, allowing six runs in 3 2/3 innings during a home loss to the Minnesota Twins. Shortstop Tim Anderson left the Friday game with right hip soreness.
Kansas City Royals Odds
After losing a one-run game in their home opener Friday, the Kansas City Royals will look to get back on track as they resume their series with the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
Right-hander Ronald Bolanos is set to get the call for the Royals in his first career appearance against the White Sox. On Sunday, Bolanos was the losing pitcher as Kansas City fell 9-2 at Cleveland, allowing two unearned runs on three hits in two innings with one walk and one strikeout.
Left fielder Alex Gordon stands one outfield assist short of 100 for his career after erasing Nick Madrigal at home plate as he tried to score from second base on a single Friday night.