The Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday
Chicago White Sox (56-54, third in AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (45-66, fourth in AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
LIKELY TO PITCH: 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 SPORTS LINES LINE: White Sox -139, Royals +118; over/under is 9 points
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Kansas City is 45-66 overall and 26-32 in home games. Royals hitters have a collective .308 on-base percentage, ninth-ranked percentage in the AL.
Chicago is 31-25 on the road and 56-54 overall. White Sox batters are batting .257, the team’s fifth-best batting average in MLB.
Wednesday’s game 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 homers while slugging .449. Vinnie Pasquantino is 9 for 33 with three doubles, two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Royals: 6-4, .241 batting average, 4.40 ERA, beat opponents by four runs
White Sox: 6-4, .258 batting average, 2.48 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
INJURIES: Royals: Taylor Clarke: IL 15 days (oblique), Edward Olivares: IL 60 days (quadricep), Angel Zerpa: IL 60 days (knee), Jake Brentz: IL 60 days (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: IL 60 days (knee), Tyler Zuber: IL 60 days (shoulder)
White Sox: Tim Anderson: IL 10 days (finger), Danny Mendick: IL 60 days (knee), Vince Velasquez: IL 15 days (finger), Kyle Crick: IL 15 days (elbow), Aaron Bummer: IL 15 days ( lat), Garrett Hook: IL 60 days (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: IL 60 days (lat)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.