Kansas City Royals square off against the Chicago White Sox Thursday
Chicago White Sox (18-19, second in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (14-22, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Vince Velasquez (2-3, 5.53 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 25 strikeouts); Royals: Carlos Hernandez (0-3, 9.11 ERA, 2.03 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -142, Royals +122; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals face the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
Kansas City is 14-22 overall and 8-11 in home games. The Royals have gone 3-15 in games when they have allowed at least one home run.
Chicago has a 9-10 record in home games and an 18-19 record overall. The White Sox are ninth in the AL with 32 total home runs, averaging 0.9 per game.
The teams play Thursday for the eighth time this season. The Royals lead the season series 4-3.
Tim Anderson has eight doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI for the White Sox. Gavin Sheets is 6-for-24 with a double, three home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 5-5, .246 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
White Sox: 4-6, .232 batting average, 4.75 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
INJURIES: Royals: Michael A. Taylor: day-to-day (undisclosed), Salvador Perez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Brentz: 10-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 10-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
White Sox: Lance Lynn: 60-Day IL (knee), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Aaron Bummer: 15-Day IL (knee), Eloy Jimenez: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Yermin Mercedes: 10-Day IL (hand), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)