Royals Open Series in Chicago

By: By NICOLINO DI BENEDETTO, STATS Writer
By: By NICOLINO DI BENEDETTO, STATS Writer

Kansas City (67-89) at Chi White Sox (68-88)

Game Info: 8:11 pm EDT Tue Sep 25, 2007
TV: RTN, CSN
Temp: 82° F

Starting Pitchers

B. Bannister
KC vs.
J. Contreras
CWS

12-9 Record 10-16
3.61 ERA 5.51
76 K 108
43 BB 60
15 HR 19

Jose Contreras and the Chicago White Sox expected to be in an AL Central race this season. They were just not expecting to be in this one.

Chicago sends Contreras to the mound Tuesday night to face the Kansas City Royals in the opener of a three-game series which may decide who finishes last in the AL Central.

The fourth-place White Sox (68-88) are only one game ahead of last-place Kansas City (67-89) with six games remaining. The Royals failed to move into a tie with Chicago on Monday, losing 3-2 at Baltimore.

Chicago last finished at the bottom of a division in 1989 when it competed in the AL West, while Kansas City has ended up at the bottom of the Central in each of the last three seasons.


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