White Sox scouting report

White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium

TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus Thursday; Comcast SportsNet Friday and Saturday; WGN Sunday

Radio: WSCR 670-AM

Pitching matchups: The White Sox’ Mark Buehrle (11-8) vs. Jeff Francis (5-16) Thursday at 7:10 p.m.; Phil Humber (9-8) vs. Felipe Paulino (3-6) Friday at 7:10 p.m.; Zach Stewart (2-4) vs. Everett Teaford (1-0) Saturday at 6:10 p.m.; John Danks (6-12) vs. Bruce Chen (11-7) Sunday at 1:10 p.m.

At a glance: The White Sox are 5-6 against the Royals this season. Six of their last eight games at Kansas City have gone into extra innings, and the Sox are 2-4. Buehrle has lost his last 2 starts while allowing 14 runs in 9 innings. Juan Pierre is batting .378 vs. the Royals this season.

Next: Cleveland Indians, Tuesday-Thursday at Progressive Field. Tuesday is a day-night doubleheader.