White Sox take 6-game losing streak into matchup with Royals
Kansas City, Kansas; Thursday, 1:15 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the matchup as losers of their last six games.
The Royals are 19-26 against teams from the AL Central. The Kansas City offense has compiled a .249 batting average as a team this season, Whit Merrifield leads the team with a mark of .316.
The White Sox are 22-19 against AL Central Division opponents. Chicago has hit 107 home runs as a team this season. Jose Abreu leads them with 21, averaging one every 17.6 at-bats.
Abreu leads the White Sox with 42 extra base hits and is batting .273. Yoan Moncada is 10-for-38 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 6-4, .284 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
White Sox: 2-8, .243 batting average, 6.10 ERA, outscored by 36 runs
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 60-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 60-day IL (elbow), Ryan Burr: 60-day IL (elbow), Manny Banuelos: 10-day IL (shoulder), Eloy Jimenez: 10-day IL (elbow), Tim Anderson: 10-day IL (ankle).