White Sox take on the Royals with series tied 1-1
Kansas City Royals (41-63, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (52-51, third in the AL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (4-3, 3.51 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 91 strikeouts); White Sox: Lance Lynn (1-4, 6.42 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 49 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -157, Royals +133; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Both the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals are looking for a series win with a victory on Wednesday.
Chicago has gone 24-29 in home games and 52-51 overall. The White Sox have the eighth-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.95.
Kansas City is 41-63 overall and 19-33 on the road. The Royals have a 31-12 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.
The teams meet Wednesday for the 11th time this season. The season series is tied 5-5.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Abreu has 27 doubles, 13 home runs and 52 RBI for the White Sox. Eloy Jimenez is 13-for-30 with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.
Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 38 extra base hits (19 doubles, five triples and 14 home runs). Salvador Perez is 5-for-20 with a double, three home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 6-4, .280 batting average, 3.34 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Royals: 4-6, .237 batting average, 3.98 ERA, outscored by 18 runs
INJURIES: 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)
Royals: Angel Zerpa: 15-Day IL (knee), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)