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Royals start 5-game series with the White Sox

May 16, 2022 GMT

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.

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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)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.