Royals host the White Sox to open 4-game series
Chicago White Sox (55-53, third in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (44-65, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Tuesday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lance Lynn (0-0); Royals: TBD
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox to open a four-game series.
Kansas City has a 25-31 record at home and a 44-65 record overall. The Royals have an 18-9 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.
Chicago is 55-53 overall and 30-24 on the road. The White Sox have a 44-8 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
The teams meet Tuesday for the 12th time this season. The White Sox lead the season series 6-5.
TOP PERFORMERS: Salvador Perez ranks third on the Royals with 31 extra base hits (14 doubles, a triple and 16 home runs). MJ Melendez is 9-for-36 with a double, three home runs and 10 RBI over the last 10 games.
Jose Abreu has 27 doubles, 14 home runs and 55 RBI for the White Sox. Eloy Jimenez is 16-for-38 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 5-5, .245 batting average, 5.13 ERA, outscored by nine runs
White Sox: 6-4, .260 batting average, 2.66 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
INJURIES: Royals: 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)
White Sox: Reynaldo Lopez: 15-Day IL (back), Danny Mendick: 60-Day IL (knee), Vince Velasquez: 15-Day IL (finger), Kyle Crick: 15-Day IL (elbow), Aaron Bummer: 15-Day IL (lat), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)