The Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday

Chicago White Sox (56-54, third in AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (45-66, fourth in AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PROBABLE PITCHERS: White Sox: Johnny Cueto (4-5, 2.91 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 64 strikeouts); Royals: Kris Bubic (2-6, 5.27 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 67 strikeouts)

ROW: White Sox -139, Royals +118; over/under is 9 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

Kansas City is 45-66 overall and 26-32 in home games. Royals hitters have a collective .308 on-base percentage, ninth-ranked percentage in the AL.

Chicago is 31-25 on the road and 56-54 overall. White Sox batters are batting .257, the team’s fifth-best batting average in MLB.

Wednesday’s game is the 14th meeting between these teams this season. The White Sox have a 7-6 advantage in the season series.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 16 home runs while hitting .449. Vinnie Pasquantino is 9 for 33 with three doubles, two homers and four RBIs in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Royals: 6-4, .241 batting average, 4.40 ERA, beat opponents by four runs

White Sox: 6-4, .258 batting average, 2.48 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

INJURIES: Royals: Taylor Clarke: 15-day IT (oblique), Edward Olivares: IL 60 days (quadriceps), Zerpa Angel: IL 60 days (knee), Jake Brentz: IL 60 days (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: IL 60 days (knee), Tyler Zuber: IL 60 days (shoulder)

White Sox: Tim Anderson: IT 10 days (finger), Danny Mendick: IL 60 days (knee), Vince Velasquez: IL 15 days (finger), Kyle Crick: IL 15 days (elbow), Aaron Bummer: IL 15 days (lat), Garrett Hook: IL 60 days (elbow), Jonathan Stierver: 60 days IL (lat)


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