White Sox try to extend road win streak in matchup with the Royals
Chicago White Sox (17-17, second in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (12-21, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Tuesday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Dylan Cease (3-1, 3.55 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 58 strikeouts); Royals: Jon Heasley (0-1, 2.70 ERA, 2.40 WHIP, one strikeout)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -175, Royals +155; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox will try to keep a six-game road win streak alive when they visit the Kansas City Royals.
Kansas City is 12-21 overall and 6-10 at home. The Royals have an 8-3 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Chicago is 9-10 at home and 17-17 overall. The White Sox have a 5-3 record in games when they scored at least five runs.
Tuesday’s game is the fifth time these teams match up this season. The season series is tied 2-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Andrew Benintendi has a .314 batting average to rank fourth on the Royals, and has two doubles, two triples and two home runs. Hunter Dozier is 13-for-40 with two RBI over the past 10 games.
Tim Anderson has four home runs, three walks and 12 RBI while hitting .339 for the White Sox. Luis Robert is 16-for-43 with two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-6, .231 batting average, 5.23 ERA, outscored by six runs
White Sox: 6-4, .240 batting average, 4.31 ERA, outscored by 10 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)