White Sox play the Royals leading series 2-1
Chicago White Sox (18-18, second in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (13-22, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lucas Giolito (0-0); Royals: Zack Greinke (0-2, 3.52 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -161, Royals +138; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox play the Kansas City Royals leading the series 2-1.
Kansas City has a 13-22 record overall and a 7-11 record in home games. The Royals are 9-4 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Chicago has gone 9-10 at home and 18-18 overall. The White Sox have the 10th-ranked team batting average in the AL at .226.
Wednesday’s game is the seventh time these teams square off this season. The season series is tied 3-3.
TOP PERFORMERS: Hunter Dozier has seven doubles, two triples, three home runs and eight RBI for the Royals. Whit Merrifield is 14-for-42 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.
Tim Anderson has eight doubles and four home runs for the White Sox. Luis Robert is 14-for-42 with a home run over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-6, .230 batting average, 4.86 ERA, outscored by eight runs
White Sox: 5-5, .224 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
INJURIES: Royals: 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: Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lucas Giolito: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Aaron Bummer: 15-Day IL (knee), Eloy Jimenez: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Yermin Mercedes: 10-Day IL (hand), Lance Lynn: 10-Day IL (knee), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)