White Sox host Diamondbacks to start 3-game series

Arizona Diamondbacks (56-67, fourth in NL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (63-62, second in AL Central)

Chicago; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY PITCHING: Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry (2-2, 3.57 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 16 strikeouts); White Sox: Johnny Cueto (6-5, 2.58 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 73 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -187, Diamondbacks +158; over/under is 8 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox start a three-game home series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday.

Chicago is 30-31 in home games and 63-62 overall. The White Sox are 27-47 in games when they gave up a home run.

Arizona is 24-35 on the road and 56-67 overall. The Diamondbacks hit 133 total homers to rank seventh in the NL.

The teams meet Friday for the first time this season.

BEST PERFORMERS: Andrew Vaughn leads Chicago with 14 home runs while hitting .467. Eloy Jimenez is 9 for 28 with one home run and four RBIs over the last 10 games.

Christian Walker has 30 home runs, 58 walks and 72 RBIs while hitting .227 for the Diamondbacks. Josh Rojas is 13 for 37 with three doubles and four RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 4-6, .272 batting average, 4.91 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

Diamondbacks: 4-6, .239 batting average, 4.86 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

INJURIES: White Sox: Yoan Moncada: Daily (hamstring), Michael Kopech: IL 15 days (knee), Kyle Crick: IL 60 days (elbow), Yasmani Grandal: IL 10 days (knee), Leury Garcia : IL 10 days (back), Tim Anderson: IL 10 days (finger), Danny Mendick: IL 60 days (knee), Aaron Bummer: IL 15 days (lat), Garrett Hook: IL 60 days (elbow), Jonathan Stiever : 60 days IL (lat)

Diamondbacks: Kyle Nelson: IL 15 days (back), Tyler Gilbert: IL 60 days (elbow), Caleb Smith: IL 15 days (hand), Keynan Middleton: IL 15 days (ankle), Humberto Castellanos: 60 -Day IL ( elbow), Nick Ahmed: 60 days IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data write and data from sports radar.


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