Abreu takes 10-game hit streak into matchup with Royals
Kansas City Royals (12-19, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (19-12, second in the AL Central)
Chicago; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Kansas City: Danny Duffy (2-2, 3.99 ERA) Chicago: Reynaldo Lopez (0-1, 13.50 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Jose Abreu is riding a 10-game hitting streak as Chicago readies to play Kansas City.
The White Sox are 12-7 against opponents from the AL Central. Chicago leads the league in hitting with a .269 batting average, Tim Anderson leads the club with an average of .345.
The Royals are 8-12 against division opponents. Kansas City has hit 35 home runs as a team this season. Jorge Soler leads them with seven, averaging one every 15.7 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Abreu leads the White Sox with 12 home runs and has 30 RBIs.
Maikel Franco leads the Royals with 14 extra base hits and is batting .239.
INJURIES: White Sox: Carlos Rodon: (left shoulder), Jimmy Lambert: (forearm), Aaron Bummer: (left biceps), Nick Madrigal: (left shoulder), Leury Garcia: (thumb).
Royals: Glenn Sparkman: (right forearm), Randy Rosario: (undisclosed), Mike Montgomery: (lat strain), Foster Griffin: (forearm), Danny Duffy: (arm), Nick Heath: (left hamstring), Franchy Cordero: (right wrist), Kelvin Gutierrez: (elbow), Salvador Perez: (eye).