Chicago White Sox (17-13, first in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (16-15, third in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Kansas; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lance Lynn (2-1, 1.82 ERA, .97 WHIP, 29 strikeouts) Royals: Daniel Lynch (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Royals +152, White Sox -176; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City's Benintendi puts 11-game hit streak on the line against White Sox.
The Royals are 7-9 against opponents from the AL Central. Kansas City has a team on-base percentage of .305, led by Carlos Santana with a mark of .356.
The White Sox are 8-6 against AL Central Division opponents. Chicago ranks fourth in the MLB in hitting with a .252 batting average, Yermin Mercedes leads the club with an average of .370.
The White Sox won the last meeting 3-0. Carlos Rodon earned his fifth victory and Zack Collins went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Chicago. Brad Keller took his fourth loss for Kansas City.
TOP PERFORMERS: Salvador Perez leads the Royals with seven home runs and has 18 RBIs.
Mercedes leads the White Sox with 10 extra base hits and is slugging .587.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 2-8, .240 batting average, 5.59 ERA, outscored by 21 runs
White Sox: 6-4, .242 batting average, 2.30 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs
INJURIES: Royals: Kyle Zimmer: (left trap), Daniel Tillo: (undisclosed), Jesse Hahn: (right shoulder), Adalberto Mondesi: (right oblique strain), Cam Gallagher: (concussion).
White Sox: Jace Fry: (microdiscectomy), Jimmy Cordero: (tommy john surgery), Luis Robert: (hip), Eloy Jimenez: (left pectoral), Adam Engel: (right hamstring).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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