The first-place team in the AL Central looks to complete a three-game sweep of the last-place team in the Central when the Chicago White Sox host the Kansas City Royals Thursday night at US Cellular Field.Watch Online
The White Sox have taken the first two games of this series, 9-5 Tuesday and 6-4 in 15 innings Wednesday night. So Chicago now leads the AL Central by a game and a half over the second-place Minnesota Twins, while the Royals sit in 5th place, 9 1/2 games back of the Sox.
After starting 6-2 this season, the Royals have gone 17-34 since, and have lost eight of their last 10 games.
This series is the first meeting between these two teams this season. Last year, Chicago took 12 of 18 games from the Royals, while the totals went 6-9-3, as the games averaged 8.4 total runs per.
KC 11-20 on the road this season, having now lost 10 in a row away from home, 15-22 as underdogs, and 26-33 vs. the run line.
Meanwhile, Chicago 15-9 at home, 15-10 as favorites, and a profitable 36-22 vs. the run line.
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Over his last three starts, including a mediocre effort vs. Cleveland last Friday, Meche has given up seven ER and 22 baserunners (hits + walks) in 18 IP. Kansas City is 4-8 in Meche's starts this year, the totals 6-6.