Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Kansas City0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 140
Chi White Sox1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 x 4120
  W: L. Lynn (2-4)   L: B. Singer (4-4)   S: L. Hendriks (21)
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE12:10 PM CT, August 3, 2022
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White Sox hope for another offense onslaught vs. Royals

According to STATS
According to STATS

Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox

  1. The Royals snapped a five-game losing streak on Sunday and are 2-0-2 in their last four series at Guaranteed Rate Field. Kansas City starting pitchers rank second in the American League with a 3.13 ERA since July 10.
  2. Brad Keller is 3-1 with a 2.92 ERA in his last four road starts after going 0-3 with a 6.33 ERA in his first four starts away from home this season. Kansas City is averaging 2.17 runs when he starts, the worst run support of any major league starter by more than half a run.
  3. Salvador Perez has two homers and seven RBI in three games since missing five weeks with a torn thumb ligament. He's 1-for-20 (.050) with 12 strikeouts in five games against the White Sox this season, after hitting .310 with eight homers and 20 RBI in 19 games against them last season.
  4. The White Sox have won 10 of their last 15 games and are trying to move two games over .500 for the first time since they were 6-4 on April 20. They remain the only team without a three-game home winning streak this season.
  5. Michael Kopech is 2-0 with a 2.30 ERA in his last three starts after going 0-4 with a 6.86 ERA in his previous four. He leads the American League and ranks second in the majors with a .150 opponents' batting average at home.
  6. Eloy Jimenez is batting .364 with three homers during a season-high six-game hitting streak. He is 3-for-23 (.130) with 10 strikeouts in his last seven games against Kansas City.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/1/2022 thru 8/3/2022

Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn admitted he sided with fans who are "feeling a level of frustration or disappointment" in the organization's overall inactivity at the trade deadline on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, Hahn also exudes optimism regarding the defending American League Central champions, who will try for their second straight series win Wednesday afternoon as they meet the visiting Kansas City Royals in the finale of a three-game set.

After stranding nine runners in a 2-1 loss on Monday, the White Sox regrouped for a 9-2 victory on Tuesday. Chicago trails the first-place Minnesota Twins by two games and the second-place Cleveland Guardians by one.

The White Sox are one game above .500 in the second half and through 103 games this season.

"We feel they are very much capable of playing better baseball than we've seen over the first few months and that there's the makings of a potential championship team in there should they get to their accustomed levels of performance," Hahn said.

"One of the things that excites us is about getting this group together, having them play together on a regular basis. ... With a little better fortune health-wise going forward, I'm confident that's a quality group and capable of winning this division and beyond."

Comprising the No. 1-4 spots in the Chicago batting order on Tuesday, stalwarts Tim Anderson, Andrew Vaughn, Eloy Jimenez and Jose Abreu combined to collect 10 of the team's 14 hits and drive in seven of the nine runs.

Jimenez went 3-for-3 with four RBIs while extending his hitting streak to a season-best eight games.

Royals right-hander Brady Singer (4-3, 3.51 ERA) hopes to slow the White Sox just as he did during a May 17 victory in Chicago, when he pitched seven shutout innings of four-hit, nine-strikeout ball.

Singer was 1-0 with a 2.05 ERA in five July starts after going 1-3 with a 5.97 ERA over five starts in June. He is 2-1 with a 2.73 ERA in six career appearances against the White Sox, including five starts.

"His last couple of outings have been incredible," Royals reliever Scott Barlow said. "His two-seamer was moving a ton (Thursday). His slider, too, was really, really sharp. And being able to locate into lefties really well and have it run back over for strikes -- when you're getting a lot of takes, your stuff's working up for sure."

Kansas City would welcome the sight of Singer keeping up his recent form as the team tries for its third win in four games. Tuesday marked the 19th time this season the Royals have allowed nine runs or more.

The Royals were sellers at the Tuesday deadline, dealing second baseman/outfielder Whit Merrifield to the Toronto Blue Jays for two prospects. Kansas City also sent backup catcher Cam Gallagher to the San Diego Padres in exchange for a minor-leaguer.

Chicago right-hander Lance Lynn (1-4, 6.42 ERA) is set to make his 10th start of the season after missing the first two-plus months due to injury.

Lynn has not won since June 20 and is coming off a Friday home loss to the Oakland A's during which he yielded five runs, four earned, and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. Lynn has allowed three home runs in two of his past three starts.

Lynn is 6-2 with a 3.46 ERA in 11 career starts against Kansas City.

--Field Level Media

Updated August 3, 2022