BOTTOM LINE: Chicago heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel went seven innings, giving up zero runs on two hits against Cincinnati.
The Royals are 7-8 against the rest of their division. Kansas City’s lineup has 31 home runs this season, Salvador Perez leads the club with seven homers.
The White Sox are 7-6 in division matchups. The Chicago offense has compiled a .254 batting average as a team this season, good for fourth in the American League. Yermin Mercedes leads the team with a mark of .375.
The Royals won the last meeting 4-3. Greg Holland recorded his first victory and Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Kansas City. Garrett Crochet took his first loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Perez leads the Royals with 14 extra base hits and is slugging .504.
Mercedes leads the White Sox with 10 extra base hits and 16 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 3-7, .242 batting average, 5.48 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
White Sox: 6-4, .249 batting average, 2.41 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs