Lopez scheduled to start for Kansas City against Chicago

Posted9/12/2019 7:00 AM

Kansas City Royals (54-92, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (64-81, third in the AL Central)

Chicago; Thursday, 2 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Jorge Lopez (3-7, 6.23 ERA) White Sox: Lucas Giolito (14-8, 3.27 ERA)

LINE: White Sox -184; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Both Kansas City and Chicago are looking for a series win with a victory.

The White Sox are 31-31 against opponents from the AL Central. Chicago has hit 157 home runs as a team this season. Jose Abreu leads the club with 32, averaging one every 17.7 at-bats.

The Royals have gone 28-40 against division opponents. Kansas City has slugged .401 this season. Jorge Soler leads the team with a mark of .550. The Royals won the last meeting 8-6. Glenn Sparkman earned his fourth victory and Soler went 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs for Kansas City. Reynaldo Lopez registered his 13th loss for Chicago.

TOP PERFORMERS: Abreu leads the White Sox with 67 extra base hits and is slugging .514. Eloy Jimenez is 12-for-42 with four doubles, four home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.

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Soler leads the Royals with 43 home runs and is batting .253. Whit Merrifield is 16-for-43 with three doubles, a home run and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.

LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 4-6, .261 batting average, 5.69 ERA, outscored by one run

Royals: 7-3, .284 batting average, 4.81 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: (elbow), Michael Kopech: (elbow), Ryan Burr: (elbow), Manny Banuelos: (foot), Jon Jay: (hip).

Royals Injuries: Trevor Oaks: (hip), Salvador Perez: (elbow).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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