Scouting report: White Sox vs. Kansas City
White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field
NBC Sports Chicago Tuesday and Wednesday; WGN Thursday
The White Sox's Ivan Nova (9-12) vs. Jakob Junis (9-12) Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.; Reynaldo Lopez (9-12) vs. Glenn Sparkman (3-11) Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.; Lucas Giolito (14-8) vs. Jorge Lopez (3-7) Thursday at 1:10 p.m.
At a glance:
The Sox snapped a five-game home losing streak Sunday, beating the Angels 5-1. The White Sox are 8-8 vs. the Royals this season. They were swept in a four-game series at Kansas City in July. The White Sox have one more win (63) than all of last season, but they were officially eliminated from playoff contention Saturday. Sox first baseman Jose Abreu leads the American League with 112 RBI and shortstop Tim Anderson is first with a .334 batting average. Manager Rick Renteria should be back in the dugout after having rotator cuff surgery and missing the three-game weekend series vs. Los Angeles. The Royals' Jorge Soler is second in the AL with 41 home runs. Nova is 0-1 with a 6.60 ERA in 3 starts vs. K.C. this year.
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