Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox Wednesday
Chicago White Sox (56-54, third in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (45-66, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Johnny Cueto (4-5, 2.91 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 64 strikeouts); Royals: Kris Bubic (2-6, 5.27 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 67 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -139, Royals +118; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Kansas City has a 45-66 record overall and a 26-32 record in home games. Royals hitters have a collective .308 on-base percentage, the ninth-ranked percentage in the AL.
Chicago is 31-25 on the road and 56-54 overall. White Sox hitters are batting a collective .257, the fifth-best team batting average in MLB play.
The matchup Wednesday is the 14th meeting between these teams this season. The White Sox have a 7-6 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 16 home runs while slugging .449. Vinnie Pasquantino is 9-for-33 with three doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 6-4, .241 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
White Sox: 6-4, .258 batting average, 2.48 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
INJURIES: Royals: Taylor Clarke: 15-Day IL (oblique), 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: Tim Anderson: 10-Day IL (finger), 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)