Are you rooting for the Kansas City Royals?


Oct 2, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Jason Frasor (54) pitches during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels in game one of the 2014 American League divisional series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As Chicago White Sox fans, we watch a lot of baseball involving AL Central teams each and every season, so we’ve come to know one of the ALCS teams – the Kansas City Royals – very well. Now my question is this … Are you rooting for the Royals through the rest of this postseason?

I wouldn’t say I’m “rooting” for-or-against them, because it has been so long since they’ve won anything, but the same can be said about the Baltimore Orioles as well, who trail the Royals 2-0 in the ALCS.

What I want from this series is just more highly competitive baseball, and I think we will continue to get that from both of these two highly talented ball clubs.

The White Sox this past season didn’t play well against either of the ALCS participants. Against the O’s the White Sox were 1-5, being outscored 30-18, and against the Royals they were 6-13, being outscored this season by a 93-64 differential.

Tonight’s ALCS Game 3 will begin at 8 p.m. in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium. The pitchers will be Wei-Yin Chen (16-6, 3.54 ERA) for the O’s against Jeremy Guthrie (13-11, 4.13 ERA) of the Royals. Guthrie hasn’t pitched since Sept. 26. Chen pitched in the ALDS against the Tigers for 3.2 innings where he allowed five earned runs.

Former White Sox and current O’s outfielder Alejandro De Aza is batting .304 against for his career against Guthrie. In his 23 at-bats against the Royals’ starter, he has one RBI.

What is your prediction for this Game 3 this evening?

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