Royals Vs. White Sox Preview: Chris Sale Squares Off Against Luis Mendoza

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 10: American League All-Star Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the sixth inning during the 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The White Sox send Cy Young candidate Chris Sale to the mound Monday night against the Royals.

The Chicago White Sox (59-48) open a three-game set against the Kansas City Royals (45-62) on Monday. Lefty SP Chris Sale takes the mound against SP Luis Mendoza as Sale looks to build his case for the 2012 AL Cy Young award.

Sale, 23, has an impressive 2.61 ERA and 2.82 FIP through 124 innings in 2012. He has struggled with injuries in his young career, and the Sox briefly moved him to the bullpen this season when his arm started to bother him.

Mendoza, 28, is a minor league veteran who broke into a weak Royals rotation this season. He has pitched a career-high 100 innings in 2012, sporting a mediocre 4.32 ERA and 4.11 FIP.

Game Date & Time: Monday, August 6, 7:15 p.m. CDT

TV: WCIU

Radio: WSCR / WNIJA

Location: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox. For more news from around baseball, check out Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish.

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