Kansas City Royals (16-20, third in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (22-13, first in the AL Central) Chicago; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Jakob Junis (1-2, 5.14 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 30 strikeouts) White Sox: Michael Kopech (2-0, 1.61 ERA, . WHIP, 35 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City enters the game as losers of their last 11 games.
The Chicago White Sox will try to build upon their six-game winning streak when they welcome the Kansas City Royals for a day-night doubleheader Friday. Chicago has won 16 of its past 21 games to grab the best record in the major leagues. The White Sox are coming off their first three-game sweepover the Minnesota Twins since 2016, and the mood was bright in the clubhouse.
Spencer Turnbull (2-2) allowed a run and six hits over 6 1/3 innings for Detroit. He walked one, struck out seven and hit a batter as the Tigers rounded out a three-game sweep. From what I’ve seen, that was one of his better days as far as being able to locate his pitches.