Baltimore Orioles (24-33, fifth in AL East) vs Kansas City Royals (18-37, fifth in AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
Pitching Prospects: Orioles: Jordan Lyles (3-4, 4.65 ERA, 1.48 whip, 54 strikeouts); Royals: Chris Bubic (0-3, 9.33 ERA, 2.07 whips, 13 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Royals-110, Orioles-109; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Kansas City Royals play the Baltimore Orioles after Carlos Santana’s four-hit game on Wednesday.
Kansas City leads 10–19 in home games and 18–37 on aggregate. The Royals hitters have a collective .300 on-base percentage, ranking ninth in the AL.
Baltimore has a 24-33 record overall and a 9-18 record in road games. The Orioles have a 10-5 record in games when they scored at least two home runs.
The teams will meet for the fourth time this season on Thursday.
Top Performer: Whit Merrifield has 12 doubles, three home runs and 25 RBIs, hitting .217 for the Royals. MJ Melendez is 11-for-36 with three doubles in the last 10 matches.
Austin Hayes has 13 doubles and seven home runs, hitting .287 for the Orioles. Trey Mancini is 13-for-33 with four doubles, one triple and three home runs in the last 10 matches.
Last 10 games: Royals: 2-8, .224 batting average, 6.17 ERA, 32 runs outscored
Orioles: 5-5, .225 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscores opponents by one run
Injuries: Royals: Matt Peacock: 15-Day IL (Unknown), Gabe Spear: 15-Day IL (Unknown), Jack Greinke: 15-Day IL (Flexor), Amir Garrett: 15-Day IL (Unknown), Adalberto Mondesi : 60-day IL (knee), Edward Olivares: 10-day IL (quadricep), Cam Gallagher: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jake Brentz: 10-day IL (flexor), Tyler Zuber: 60-day IL ( shoulder)
Orioles: Joy Kreibel: 15-day IL (shoulder), Alexander Wells: 60-day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-day IL (elbow)
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