Royals start 5-game series with the White Sox
Chicago White Sox (16-17, second in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (12-20, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: TBD; Royals: Brad Keller (1-3, 2.70 ERA, .98 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals start a five-game series at home against the Chicago White Sox on Monday.
Kansas City has gone 6-9 in home games and 12-20 overall. The Royals have a 7-3 record in games when they scored at least five runs.
Chicago is 16-17 overall and 9-10 at home. The White Sox have the 10th-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.83.
The teams play Monday for the fourth time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bobby Witt Jr. has six doubles, two triples and three home runs for the Royals. Whit Merrifield is 10-for-42 with two home runs over the past 10 games.
Jose Abreu has five doubles and three home runs for the White Sox. Gavin Sheets is 6-for-24 with a double and three home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-6, .228 batting average, 5.93 ERA, outscored by 14 runs
White Sox: 6-4, .241 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
INJURIES: Royals: 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: 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), Garrett Crochet: 10-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)