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Saturday, September 28th (All times Eastern)

Kansas City Royals (85-75) at Chicago White Sox (62-98), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Kansas City - Yordano Ventura (0-0, 1.59) Chicago - Erik Johnson (2-2, 2.82)

(Sports Network) - The Chicago White Sox look to stop a four-game slide when they resume a four-game series versus the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

The White Sox are only 4-13 in their last 17 games and have lost the first two installments of this series with the Royals. In Saturday's 6-1 loss, Chris Sale allowed four runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings to take the loss.

"I think over the course of the year he's had a good year," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said of Sale. "Tonight wasn't one of those. They swung it pretty good against him tonight."

Gordon Beckham homered and Alexei Ramirez had two of Chicago's four hits.

Chicago will send Erik Johnson to the mound Saturday and he is 2-2 with a 2.82 ERA in four starts. He has won back-to-back starts, including Sunday's 6-3 win at Detroit in which he hurled 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball.

Johnson has never faced the Royals.

Kansas City has been playing this month, but will miss the playoffs.

The Royals have won two in a row and four of six games, and got seven stellar innings out of James Shields in Friday's win. Shields struck out 10 and allowed a run and four hits.

"Not only has he given us No. 1 starter quality stuff, he's been a great leader," said Kansas City manager Ned Yost about Shields.

Emilio Bonifacio and Billy Butler had two RBI apiece in the win.

K.C. is slated to send Yordano Ventura to the bump Saturday and he is 0-0 with a 1.59 ERA over two starts. Ventura will face Chicago for the first time and hurled 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Monday's 6-5 win at Seattle.

The Royals are 9-8 against Chicago this season.

09/28 10:39:48 ET

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Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
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MIA 101
CHA 97
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ATL 3
MIA 1
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CHC 5
ARI 7
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COL 10
SFG 12
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OAK 0
TEX 3
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SEA 5
HOU 3
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PIT 2
CIN 5
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CLE 5
KAN 3
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WAS 5
ANA 4
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TOR 8
BAL 10
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DET 4
CWS 6
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TAM 4
MIN 6
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BOS 5
NYY 1
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NYM 3
STL 2
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MIL 5
SDP 2
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LOS 5
PHI 2
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CLE
KAN
 
12:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
STL
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
SDP
 
7:07pm Tonight
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NYY
 
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MIA 101
CHA 97
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SAN 92
DAL 113
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HOU 105
POR 112
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IND
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
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LAC
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CLB 4
PIT 3
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DAL 4
ANA 2
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CHI 4
STL 3
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DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
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SJS
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CHR 9
DUR 1
 
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