Chris Young faces Jeff Samardzija, White Sox to start doubleheader

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez .
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez . JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

Welcome to the second half.

It’s going to be an eventful weekend for the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field, with four games packed into three days and plenty of other intrigue. The team has to add Kris Medlen to the roster soon. Jason Vargas is also expected to rejoin the club early next week. Plus, John Lamb will make his big-league debut as the 26th man in Friday’s doubleheader.

For now, here are the pitching matchups for this four-game series:

Friday, 1:10 p.m.: Chris Young (7-5, 3.00 ERA) vs. Jeff Samardzija (6-4, 4.02 ERA).

Friday, 7:10 p.m.: Edinson Volquez (8-4, 3.31 ERA) vs. John Danks (4-8, 5.30 ERA).

Saturday, 1:10 p.m.: Jeremy Guthrie (7-5, 5.36) vs. Jose Quintana (4-9, 3.69 ERA).

Sunday, 1:10 p.m.: Danny Duffy (3-4, 4.65 ERA) vs. Chris Sale (8-4, 2.72 ERA)

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