Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals – Series Preview


Kansas City started the home stand going 2-2 against Cleveland and added two wins against Tampa Bay before Thursday’s rain/snowout occurred. Friday they host Chicago for the first time this season, the teams haven’t met since the season opener last month.

The Kansas City Royals and Sluggerrr hope the weather improves this weekend at Kauffman Stadium when the White Sox come to town. Photo Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Series Preview –

KC lost 2-of-3 on the south side to begin the 2013 campaign but both teams have gone different directions since then. The Royals lead the AL Central at 15-10 while the White Sox are 12-15 last in the division but did take two at Texas.

Probable Pitching Matchups –

Friday, May 3 (7:10 pm): Dylan Axelrod (0-1, 3.95) v. Jeremy Guthrie (3-0, 3.06)
– Guthrie dominated the Tribe last weekend throwing 6.2 scoreless innings with five strikeouts
– He continues to ride a 16 game unbeaten streak that dates back to August 8, 2012 against Chicago

Saturday, May 4 (6:10 pm): TBA v. Wade Davis (2-2, 5.55)
– In his last start Davis only last 4.2 innings allowing eight runs
– He’s looking for his first win since April 17 in Atlanta which has been one of the best starts of the season by a Royal pitcher

Sunday, May 5 (1:10 pm): Jose Quintana (2-0, 3.58) v. James Shields (2-2, 3.00)
– Shields looked good against his former team on Tuesday night and will get another crack at Chicago
– Getting the ball on Opening Day in Chicago Big Game lost a 1-0 decision allowing a solo shot to Tyler Flowers which was the difference

2013 Results –                               

The teams met the opening week of the season in which the White Sox took two of three against the Royals. Chicago won the first two games 1-0 and 5-2 with KC taking the series finale 3-1.

TV/Radio –

FSKC will carry all three games this weekend while 610 Sports Radio will have the radio coverage if you can’t watch the television broadcast.

2013 Schedule v. White Sox – CWS 2-1

April 1-4, US Cellular Field: Chicago wins the series 2-1
May 3-5, Kauffman Stadium
June 21-23, Kauffman Stadium
July 26-28, US Cellular Field
August 20-22, Kauffman Stadium
September 27-29, US Cellular Field