Here are the pitching matchups as the Royals face the White Sox in a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium:
Friday, 7:10 p.m.: RHP Kris Medlen (3-0, 3.51 ERA) vs. LHP John Danks (6-12, 4.82 ERA).
Saturday, 6:10 p.m.: LHP Danny Duffy (7-6, 4.11 ERA) vs. LHP Jose Quintana (7-10, 3.75 ERA).
Sunday, 1:10 p.m.: RHP Johnny Cueto (2-4, 4.21 ERA) vs. RHP Erik Johnson (1-1, 6.46 ERA).
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FROM THE STAR
1. The Royals won a seemingly endless game, where even Lorenzo Cain’s home run took a relative eternity to land.
2. Ned Yost had good news about Kelvin Herrera’s and Alex Rios’ recovery from the chickenpox.
3. Alcides Escobar may lose his leadoff spot to Alex Gordon.
THE ROYALS’ PLAYOFF PERCENTAGE (ACCORDING TO BASEBALL PROSPECTUS)
HERE IS SOME ROCK MUSIC
“I’ll Take Care of U” by Gil-Scott Heron and Jamie xx.