2:05 pm
August 2

White Sox @ Royals

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago White Sox (3-4)

@ Kansas City Royals (3-5)


Starting Pitchers:

Cease (CHW): 0-1; 15.43 ERA

Junis (KC) 0-0; 0.00 ERA


Current odds:

Chicago White Sox: (-120)

Kansas City Royals: (+110)


• Jakob Junis, one of two front-line starting pitchers for the Kansas City Royals who have yet to appear in a regular-season game because of COVID-19, will make his season debut Sunday in the series wrap-up between the host Royals and the Chicago White Sox. Junis was placed on the 10-day injured list July 20 because he had not built up enough strength to be ready for Opening Day. He tested positive for the virus early in training camp and was cleared for baseball activity July 13. In seven career starts against Chicago, Junis is 3-2 with a 5.10 ERA.

• Renteria will send Dylan Cease (0-1, 15.43 ERA) to the mound for Sunday’s finale. Cease is one of three White Sox starters with a double-digit ERA, although all three have made just one start. Cease gave up four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings in a loss at Cleveland on Tuesday. Cease lost his only career outing against the Royals, allowing six runs (four earned) on eight hits in six innings of an 11-0 defeat last July in his second major league start.

StreakSmarter Pick
Chicago White Sox