Kansas City takes 6-game losing streak into matchup with Chicago
Kansas City, Kansas; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Ivan Nova (3-5, 6.24 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 40 strikeouts) Royals: Homer Bailey (4-6, 6.06 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 52 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City enters the game as losers of their last six games.
The Royals are 7-13 against the rest of their division. The Kansas City pitching staff has a team ERA of 5.33, Brad Keller leads the staff with a mark of 4.50.
The White Sox are 12-18 on the road. Chicago has a collective .253 this season, led by Tim Anderson with an average of .322. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
Anderson leads the White Sox with 66 hits and has 28 RBIs. Jose Abreu is 7-for-38 with two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 1-9, .245 batting average, 5.76 ERA, outscored by 28 runs
White Sox: 6-4, .268 batting average, 4.14 ERA
Royals Injuries: Trevor Oaks: 60-day IL (hip), Jesse Hahn: 60-day IL (elbow), Danny Duffy: day-to-day (leg), Lucas Duda: 10-day IL (lumbar strain), Hunter Dozier: 10-day IL (chest), Salvador Perez: 60-day IL (elbow).