Royals avoid Chris Sale in series with White Sox

White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale
White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale The Kansas City Star

A glance at the White Sox pitching schedule reveals the best news for the Royals during these next three games.

They won’t have to face Chris Sale, the left-handed monster of Chicago’s rotation. Instead, here are the matchups for this weekend at U.S. Cellular Field:

Friday, 7:10 p.m.: Jeremy Guthrie (2-6, 4.10 ERA) vs. Jose Quintana (3-6, 3.59 ERA).

Saturday, 1:10 p.m.: Danny Duffy (3-5, 3.26 ERA) vs. Hector Noesi (2-3, 4.21 ERA).

Sunday, 1:10 p.m.: James Shields (7-3, 3.44 ERA) vs. Andre Rienzo (4-3, 5.25 ERA).

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