The White Sox are 13-6 against AL Central opponents. The Chicago offense has compiled a .261 batting average as a team this season, good for second in the American League. Yermin Mercedes leads the team with an average of .373.
The Royals are 7-14 against division opponents. Kansas City has hit 32 home runs this season, the lowest total in the American League. Salvador Perez leads the club with seven, averaging one every 20.4 at-bats.
The White Sox won the last meeting 9-3. Lucas Giolito secured his second victory and Mercedes went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple and three RBIs for Chicago. Mike Minor registered his second loss for Kansas City.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 13 extra base hits and is batting .240.
Perez leads the Royals with 16 extra base hits and is batting .280.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 8-2, .254 batting average, 2.20 ERA, outscored opponents by 37 runs