Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Quintana, Duffy resume White Sox-Royals set

The pomp and circumstance of Opening Day and the Royals being recognized as the 2014 American League champions now stand as distant memories. The second contest of this three-game series features two of the more underrated lefty hurlers in Chicago's Jose Quintana and Kansas City's Danny Duffy.
Per weather.com, Wednesday's forecast calls for a balmy 84 degrees but also a 50 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Things to know
• Quintana needs just 12 starts after Wednesday's trip to the mound to reach 100 for his career. He needs 77 strikeouts to hit 500.
• The next home run Alexei Ramirez hits will be the 100th of his career. Ramirez is 3-for-8, with no extra-base hits, lifetime against Duffy.
• Duffy, through 29 career games within the American League Central Division, has posted a 2.80 ERA.
• Left-handed-hitting Mike Moustakas is one of the Royals' best hitters against Quintana. Moustakas has a .333 career average and two home runs against the left-hander. Moustakas went 2-for-3 with an opposite-field home run in Monday's season opener.

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