Royals take on the White Sox after Dozier’s 4-hit game

Sports

Kansas City Royals (52-77, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (63-65, third in the AL Central)

Chicago; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (7-4, 3.15 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 120 strikeouts); White Sox: Lucas Giolito (10-7, 5.14 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 135 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -136, Royals +115; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals play the Chicago White Sox after Hunter Dozier had four hits against the Padres on Sunday.

Chicago has a 30-34 record in home games and a 63-65 record overall. The White Sox have gone 19-4 in games when they hit two or more home runs.

Kansas City has a 20-40 record on the road and a 52-77 record overall. The Royals are 38-12 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Tuesday’s game is the 17th time these teams meet this season. The Royals are up 9-7 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Abreu has 29 doubles and 14 home runs for the White Sox. Gavin Sheets is 14-for-29 with three doubles, a home run and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

Bobby Witt Jr. has 21 doubles, six triples, 18 home runs and 65 RBI for the Royals. Salvador Perez is 11-for-36 with a home run and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 2-8, .251 batting average, 6.14 ERA, outscored by 31 runs

Royals: 4-6, .222 batting average, 5.52 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

INJURIES: White Sox: Joe Kelly: day-to-day (knee), Yoan Moncada: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Michael Kopech: 15-Day IL (knee), Kyle Crick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yasmani Grandal: 10-Day IL (knee), 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)

Royals: Zack Greinke: 15-Day IL (forearm), Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (biceps), Vinnie Pasquantino: 10-Day IL (shoulder), 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)

___

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