Series Preview: White Sox vs. Royals

The break is over and it’s time for the White Sox to carry the momentum into the second half. Going into the All Star break, the White Sox finished their last 15 games with a record of 11-4. Currently sitting in first within the Central Division, the Sox are looking to dominate the Royals who are 6-9 over their last 15, nine games behind the White Sox. He may not have been an All Star in the national scene, but Kevin Youkilis is certainly viewed as one in Chicago and fans are looking for him to keep his hot bat heading into the dog days.

Series Probables

Jose Quintana (4-1, ERA 2.04) vs. Bruce Chen (7-8, ERA 5.22)

Jake Peavy (7-5, ERA 2.85) vs. Luke Hochevar (6-8, ERA 5.14)

Chris Sale (10-2, ERA 2.19) vs. Luis Mendoza (3-5, ERA 4.50)

Series Studs (Previous Series)

Kevin Youkilis: Last series Youkilis batted .500 at the plate with 2 runs, 4 RBI, and 3 BB.

Bill Butler: Last series Butler batted .385 at the plate with 3 RBI.

Series Duds (Previous Series)

Adam Dunn: Last series Dunn batted .091 at the plate with 1 run, 1 RBI, and 2 BB.

Jeff Francoeur: Francoeur also batted .091 last series with 1 BB.

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