White Sox visit the Royals to start 1-game series

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Chicago White Sox (62-59, third in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (49-74, fourth in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Monday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Michael Kopech (4-9, 3.25 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 98 strikeouts); Royals: Daniel Lynch (4-8, 4.52 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 91 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -156, Royals +132; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox to begin a one-game series.

Kansas City has a 49-74 record overall and a 29-34 record in home games. The Royals have a 36-12 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Chicago has gone 32-28 on the road and 62-59 overall. White Sox hitters have a collective .313 on-base percentage, the eighth-ranked percentage in the AL.

The teams match up Monday for the 16th time this season. The Royals lead the season series 8-7.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bobby Witt Jr. has a .250 batting average to rank second on the Royals, and has 21 doubles, five triples and 16 home runs. Vinnie Pasquantino is 11-for-32 with two home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 14 home runs while slugging .465. Eloy Jimenez is 12-for-33 with three doubles and four RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 2-8, .184 batting average, 5.19 ERA, outscored by 35 runs

White Sox: 6-4, .288 batting average, 4.60 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

INJURIES: Royals: Zack Greinke: day-to-day (forearm), Taylor Clarke: 15-Day IL (oblique), Edward Olivares: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Angel Zerpa: 60-Day IL (knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

White Sox: Kyle Crick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yasmani Grandal: 10-Day IL (knee), Leury Garcia: 10-Day IL (back), Tim Anderson: 10-Day IL (finger), Danny Mendick: 60-Day IL (knee), Aaron Bummer: 15-Day IL (lat), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)

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