Game Preview: White Sox look to rebound Saturday vs. Royals


Jun 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (1) is safe at first base on a pick-off attempt as Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) applies the tag during the fourth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

After getting beat pretty easily on Friday night, the Chicago White Sox will look to rebound on Saturday afternoon when they take on the Kansas City Royals in the second of the three games this weekend.

For the White Sox, they lost 7-2 to the Royals yesterday as Jose Quintana allowed five earned runs in the first inning.

Chicago enters this game two games under .500 at 33-35, while the Royals are two games over the .500 mark at 34-32. They lead the season series against the White Sox, 4-3.

Today, the White Sox will send right-hander Hector Noesi to the mound. Noesi is 2-3 on the year with a 4.21 ERA. He’ll oppose Danny Duffy of the Royals, who is 3-5 with a 3.26 ERA.

In his past three starts, Duffy, a left-handed pitcher, is 1-1 with a 4.60 ERA with 12 strikeouts. He has just 7.2 innings for his career against the White Sox, where he is 1-0 with 2.35 ERA and seven strikeouts.

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Noesi is 2-0 in his past three starts (19.0 innings), where his ERA is 2.84, along with tallying 16 strikeouts. He has just three innings against the Royals in his career with one strikeout.

The game will begin at 1:10 CT airing on WGN and on MLB.TV for out-of-market viewers. The game will also heard on WSCR 670 and on MLB Audio.

Here are the lineups for Saturday, June 14:

Chicago White Sox (33-35)
1. Adam Eaton (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Jose Abreu (1B)
4. Dayan Viciedo (LF)
5. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
6. Paul Konerko (DH)
7. Moises Sierra (RF)
8. Tyler Flowers (C )
9. Leury Garcia (3B)

Kansas City Royals (34-32)
1. Nori Aoki (RF)
2. Omar Infante (2B)
3. Eric Hosmer (1B)
4. Billy Butler (DH)
5. Alex Gordon (LF)
6. Salvador Perez (C )
7. Lorenzo Cain (CF)
8. Mike Moustakas (3B)
9. Alcides Escobar (SS)