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White Sox-Royals underway after delay in Kansas City

The start of the White Sox’ game against the Royals was delayed because of a weather front approaching the area.

The tarp is rolled onto the field at Kauffman Stadium Friday. (Daryl Van Schouwen)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The start of the White Sox’ game against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Friday was pushed back to a 9:13 p.m. start because of rain, a two-hour, three-minute delay.

The Sox (78-56), who are a season-high 22 games over .500, were set to open a three-game series against the Royals (59-74), who have split 12 games with the Sox this season.

The Sox are off to their best 134-game start since 2006 (also 78-56). The Sox’ magic number to clinch the American League Central title is 21.

Left-hander Dallas Keuchel is the scheduled starter to pitch for the Sox against Royals lefty Carlos Hernandez.

Here is the Sox’ lineup:

Luis Robert CF

Yoan Moncada 3B

Jose Abreu 1B

Eloy Jimenez LF

Yasmani Grandal C

Leury Garcia SS

Gavin Sheets DH

Andrew Vaughn RF

Cesar Hernandez 2B