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Game 95: Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals

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We meet again.

Chicago White Sox v Kansas City Royals Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images

Chicago White Sox (42-47) @ Kansas City Royals (32-62)

Lucas Giolito (11-3, 3.15 ERA) vs. Jakob Junis (4-8, 5.33 ERA)

First pitch- 7:15 CT

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Quick hits:

  • Scott Barlow re-called from Triple-A Omaha to fill in the 25-man spot left by Homer Bailey.

  • Kevin Merrell, acquired by the Royals Sunday afternoon in exchange for Bailey, was slated as the #14 prospect in the Royals’ organization.

  • Carlos Hernandez, the Royals’ #10 prospect, struck out nine in 4.1 innings during his rehab start in Burlington. He managed to touch 100 mph.

  • Bubba Starling gets the night off, Billy Hamilton starts in center.

  • According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Royals are reportedly asking for three major league ready players for Whit Merrifield. Mentioned that the Chicago Cubs are an “ideal fit”.

Lineup:

Merrifield RF

Mondesi SS

Gordon LF

Dozier 3B

Soler DH

Cuthbert 1B

Lopez 2B

Maldonado C

Hamilton CF

Junis P