The Royals shut out the White Sox, 3-0, Wednesday night, which coupled with a Tigers' win cut Chicago's division lead to a mere two games. The Tigers go for a sweep of the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon.
The White Sox (81-67) have had a tough time with the Royals this season. The Wednesday-night loss dropped Chicago to 6-11 against Kansas CIty (67-81) this season.
Thursday night's game from Kaufman Stadium begins at 7:10 p.m. CT. Kansas City will send Jeremy Guthrie (7-12, 4.92 ERA) to the mound to take on Chicago starter Francisco Liriano (6-11, 5.24). The game can be seen locally on Fox Sports Kansas City.