Giolito expected to start for Chicago against New York
Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and New York will play at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday.
The White Sox are 19-15 in home games. Chicago has slugged .399 this season. Yoan Moncada leads the team with a .506 slugging percentage, including 27 extra-base hits and 12 home runs.
The Yankees are 19-13 on the road. The New York offense has compiled a .258 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the American League. DJ LeMahieu leads the team with an average of .316. The White Sox won the last meeting 5-2. Carlos Rodon secured his second victory and Tim Anderson went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for Chicago. Masahiro Tanaka registered his first loss for New York.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 33 extra base hits and is slugging .496. Eloy Jimenez is 10-for-35 with three doubles, three home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 5-5, .232 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Yankees: 4-6, .260 batting average, 5.79 ERA, outscored by seven runs
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 60-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 60-day IL (elbow), Jace Fry: 10-day IL (shoulder), Dylan Covey: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Burr: 10-day IL (elbow), Jon Jay: 60-day IL (hip), Yoan Moncada: day-to-day (back).
Yankees Injuries: Luis Severino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: 60-day IL (elbow), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ben Heller: 60-day IL (elbow), Domingo German: 10-day IL (hip), Dellin Betances: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jake Barrett: 10-day IL (elbow), Aaron Judge: 10-day IL (oblique), Jacoby Ellsbury: 60-day IL (hip), Troy Tulowitzki: 60-day IL (calf), Kendrys Morales: 10-day IL (calf), Greg Bird: 60-day IL (foot), Miguel Andujar: 60-day IL (labrum), Giancarlo Stanton: 10-day IL (bicep).