Pratto leads Royals against the White Sox after 4-hit game

August 31, 2022 GMT

Kansas City Royals (53-77, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (63-66, third in the AL Central)

Chicago; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Kris Bubic (2-9, 5.62 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, 83 strikeouts); White Sox: Lance Lynn (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -193, Royals +161; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals play the Chicago White Sox after Nick Pratto had four hits against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Chicago is 63-66 overall and 30-35 in home games. White Sox hitters have a collective .315 on-base percentage, the sixth-ranked percentage in the AL.

Kansas City is 53-77 overall and 21-40 in road games. The Royals are 21-9 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Wednesday’s game is the 18th time these teams meet this season. The Royals are up 10-7 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Luis Robert has 18 doubles and 12 home runs for the White Sox. Gavin Sheets is 12-for-29 with two doubles and three home runs over the past 10 games.

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Bobby Witt Jr. has 22 doubles, six triples and 18 home runs for the Royals. Salvador Perez is 13-for-39 with a double, two home runs and 10 RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 2-8, .251 batting average, 4.91 ERA, outscored by 17 runs

Royals: 5-5, .239 batting average, 5.46 ERA, outscored by two runs

INJURIES: White Sox: Luis Robert: day-to-day (undisclosed), Joe Kelly: day-to-day (knee), Yoan Moncada: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Michael Kopech: 15-Day IL (knee), Kyle Crick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yasmani Grandal: 10-Day IL (knee), Tim Anderson: 10-Day IL (finger), Danny Mendick: 60-Day IL (knee), Aaron Bummer: 15-Day IL (lat), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)

Royals: Zack Greinke: 15-Day IL (forearm), Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (biceps), Vinnie Pasquantino: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Taylor Clarke: 15-Day IL (oblique), Edward Olivares: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Angel Zerpa: 60-Day IL (knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.