KANSAS CITY -- The White Sox announced Francisco Liriano as Thursdays starting pitcher against the Kansas City Royals.
Liriano, who allowed two runs and one hit in seven innings in a victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, is expected to face Jeremy Guthrie, who was pushed up one day after the Royals scratched Tuesdays starter, Luis Mendoza.
Because Mendoza, who is ill with strep throat, is out the Royals bumped their entire rotation up one day. Luke Hochevar, who was expected to start on Wednesday, now starts Tuesday against the White Sox Gavin Floyd.
Thursdays original starter, Bruce Chen, has been moved up to Wednesday night. The White Sox will counter with Chris Sale on Wednesday.
Liriano is 3-1 with 5.10 ERA in 10 appearances (nine starts) since the White Sox acquired him from the Twins on July 28.
Guthrie has yielded two unearned runs in 23 23 innings against the White Sox this season.
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