Scouting report: White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals

 
Updated 4/15/2019 6:47 AM
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White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field

TV:

NBC Sports Chicago Monday and Wednesday; WGN Tuesday

Radio:

WGN 720-AM

Pitching matchups:

The White Sox's Ervin Santana (0-1) vs. Heath Fillmyer (0-0) Monday at 7:10 p.m.; Reynaldo Lopez (0-2) vs. Jorge Lopez (0-1) Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.; Lucas Giolito (2-1) vs. Brad Keller (2-1) Wednesday at 1:10 p.m.

At a glance:

The White Sox are back home after winning two of three against New York at Yankee Stadium. The Sox opened the season at Kansas City and lost two of three to the Royals. Santana made his debut last Tuesday and was ineffective. Facing Tampa Bay at Guaranteed Rate Field, Santana pitched 3⅔ innings and allowed 7 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks. Right fielder Daniel Palka was 0-for-3 vs. the Yankees on Sunday and is 0-for-28 to start the season. The Royals' Whit Merrifield had a 31-game hitting streak dating to last season that ended Thursday when the second baseman went 0-for-6 vs. Seattle.

Next:

Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, Thursday-Sunday

-- Scot Gregor

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