Jon Garland (2-1, 7.11) vs. Scott Elarton (0-4, 4.28)
The White Sox have won 10 in a row at home, their best streak since May 21 to June 10, 1996. They're almost in a no-win situation in this series, when anything less than a sweep will feel like giving back games to the Tigers and Indians.
Tonight's pitching matchup actually favors the Royals. Our hitters have had a tough time hitting Elarton's blazing 88MPH high fastballs. It's rare that you hear anyone say this, but the key to beating Elarton will be making him get the ball down. Don't chase the high stuff.