Royals and Marlins meet in series rubber match

Wed, Jun 26, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Royals and Marlins meet in series rubber match

Miami Marlins (28-51, fifth in the NL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (43-38, third in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Valente Bellozo (0-0); Royals: Brady Singer (4-4, 3.29 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Royals -192, Marlins +160; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Both the Kansas City Royals and the Miami Marlins are looking for a series win with a victory on Wednesday.

Kansas City has a 26-15 record in home games and a 43-38 record overall. The Royals have a 21-11 record in games when they did not give up a home run.

Miami is 12-24 on the road and 28-51 overall. The Marlins have a 19-10 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.

The matchup Wednesday is the third time these teams meet this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City with 12 home runs while slugging .532. Freddy Fermin is 8-for-30 with three home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.

Jazz Chisholm leads the Marlins with a .264 batting average, and has 12 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs, 27 walks and 37 RBI. Tim Anderson is 11-for-41 with two RBI over the past 10 games.

RELATED COVERAGE Gordon's and Chisholm's two-out hits rally Marlins past Royals, 2-1 Nick Gordon, Jesus Sanchez homer to lead Marlins to 6-4 series-clinching win over Mariners Marlins place starting pitcher Braxton Garrett on 15-day injured list

LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 3-7, .170 batting average, 3.96 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

Marlins: 5-5, .213 batting average, 3.82 ERA, outscored by 13 runs

INJURIES: Royals: Adam Frazier: 10-Day IL (thumb), Dan Altavilla: 10-Day IL (oblique), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (biceps), Kris Bubic: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Wright: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Marlins: Sixto Sanchez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Braxton Garrett: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jesus Luzardo: 60-Day IL (back), Edward Cabrera: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Weathers: 15-Day IL (finger), Bryan Hoeing: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Josh Simpson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Eury Perez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Sandy Alcantara: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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