Sep 12, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd (34) in the dugout after being removed from the game during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE
The White Sox take a four-game winning streak and three-game division lead into a new series against Kansas City on Tuesday night.
The Chicago White Sox have won four games in a row and opened up a three-game lead in the American League Central, and they'll begin a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday evening.
White Sox starter Gavin Floyd will start Tuesday night, his second start since coming off the disabled list from a right elbow flexor strain. Floyd has a 4.59 ERA in 143 innings this season across 25 starts.
He returned from the disabled list Wednesday in a start against the Detroit Tigers; he threw 4 2/3 innings of three-run, four-hit ball in what was eventually a 8-6 Tigers' win.
The Royals will send Luke Hochevar to the mound for his 30th start of the season. Hochevar has thrown 166.1 innings this season and has a 5.46 ERA. His next strikeout will be his 129th of the season and would be a career high for the first overall pick in the 2006 MLB amateur draft.
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