Royals shortstop Jordan Lyles gets a second chance to beat the White Sox

Nine starts into the season, Kansas City right-hander Jordan Lyles is still looking for his first win. They are royal uniform

You can expect a better result against the host on Saturday Chicago White Sox11 days after facing Chicago in its best showing of the season

Lyles (0-7, 7.14 ERA) gave up four runs and six hits to the visitors white socks but on May 9th he pitched a complete game. He struck out six and didn’t walk a batter. However the white socks They won 4-2, thanks in part to home runs by Luis Robert and Andrew Vaughn

Lyles has allowed multiple home runs in five of his past six starts. The exception was his last start, when he threw just one long ball in Milwaukee.

However, keeping the Brewers in the yard didn’t keep them off the scoreboard. Lyles allowed seven runs on four hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings. He struck out two in a 9-6 loss.

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Two of those runs came from the eighth and ninth batters in the lineup, setting up Milwaukee’s seven-run third inning and erasing the They are royal‘4-1 lead

“Unnecessary walks,” said Lyles. “Eight, nine coming up in the bottom of the third. I needed to be more aggressive and I tried to do that. But I just wasn’t over the plate enough. That led to those two walks. And then it took off.”

On Friday, the situation was much tighter than the white socks and They are royal opened a three-game weekend streak

Chicago starter Michael Kopech struck out 10 and allowed just one hit in eight shutout innings. Kendall Graveman retired the team to keep it 2-0 in the top of the ninth white socks victory

Three-time All-Star Liam Hendriks, who overcame cancer in the offseason and appeared in several minor league rehab meets, is a day-to-day white socks after throwing live batting practice before the game

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“He’s on the mend,” Chicago pitching coach Ethan Katz said. “It’s like his spring training. We’re just going to watch him and ramp him up and see where everything goes.”

Kansas City’s pitching was also solid on Friday, with Zack Greinke and Jackson Kowar holding Chicago to five hits.

THE white socks with their victory on Saturday, they can secure a winning record on their nine-game home field. Chicago has won four of seven so far, including three of the last four

Lucas Giolito (2-3, 3.86 ERA), who pitched a six-inning win against Lyles on May 9, will be called up to Chicago on Saturday.

The 28-year-old veteran played football successfully against it They are royal career 10-5 with a 3.64 ERA in 21 starts covering 123 2/3 innings. Giolito suffered a home loss to the Houston Astros on Sunday, allowing four runs and seven hits over six innings with no walks and six strikeouts.

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Lyles is 1-4 with a 4.42 ERA white socks in eight career starts, including six starts

— Field Level Media