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Probable Pitchers

Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
John Danks, LHP
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The good news for the White Sox is that Danks has a 9-2 career mark with a 2.69 ERA against the Royals. The bad news is that the veteran has a 2-8 road record this season with a 6.48 ERA and a .311 opponents average against.

Kris Medlen, RHP
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Medlen makes his third start as a Royal, having won his previous two starts. In his last outing against the Rays, he gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings while striking out five. He had six K's in six innings the previous start, a win over the O's.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana has three losses, one win and, of course, two no-decisions over his last six starts. His 49 no-decisions since 2012 rank No. 1 among all pitchers in that time frame. He has walked nine over his last six starts, against 29 strikeouts.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy looks to get his command back in the second game of the series. Because of high pitch counts, he has not made it through the sixth inning in any of his last three starts. He has not made it into the seventh inning since since Aug. 4.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Erik Johnson, RHP
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Johnson makes his 2015 White Sox debut against the Royals, moving Chris Sale back one day. Johnson struggled mightily in ’14, with Chicago and Triple-A Charlotte, but earned ’15 International League Most Valuable Pitcher honors.

Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto, who is struggling through a three-game slump in which he has allowed 17 runs in his last 17 innings, starts the series finale. The ace right-hander gave up four runs in six innings against Detroit on Tuesday.

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Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
To Be Announced

Chris Sale, LHP
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Sale’s quest for the single-season franchise strikeout record and a milestone 300-K season gets an extra day of rest, with Erik Johnson starting Sunday. Sale needs 31 strikeouts for the club record and 61 to reach 300.

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Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
To Be Announced

Carlos Rodon, LHP
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Rodon’s 13 quality starts stand as the most among American League rookies after he allowed two runs over six-plus innings against the Twins on Wednesday. He has a 1.85 ERA over his last five starts and has fanned 33 in 34 innings.

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