#976 Kansas City Royals (Keller) -130 over Chicago White Sox (Covey) 7:15 PM CT
Brad Keller has been a bright spot for the Royals with a 3.14 ERA and a winning record in 17 starts. He has pitched well in five of six appearance vs. the White Sox with none of his starts vs. Chicago at home where he owns a 3.11 ERA on the season. Since August started Keller owns a 2.64 ERA and the Royals have quietly been hitting well down the stretch.
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Kansas City has an .805 team OPS in the past 11 games, scoring 5.1 runs per contest. In contrast Chicago has a .679 team OPS the past two weeks and has now lost six games in a row without scoring more than three runs. Dylan Covey will be making his first start since mid-August after being relegated to the bullpen. In 17 starting efforts he had a 5.87 ERA with a 4.0 BB/9, going 4-10 in decisions. He has allowed 13 runs in three starts vs. Kansas City this season, taking the loss in all three games. The Royals have also gone 9-1 in the last 10 games as Kauffman.
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