Royals play the Rockies looking to stop road losing streak

Sat, Jul 6, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Royals play the Rockies looking to stop road losing streak

Kansas City Royals (48-42, third in the AL Central) vs. Colorado Rockies (31-57, fifth in the NL West)

Denver; Saturday, 9:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Seth Lugo (11-2, 2.17 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 105 strikeouts); Rockies: Austin Gomber (1-5, 4.72 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 59 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Royals -179, Rockies +149; over/under is 10 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals will aim to end their four-game road losing streak in a matchup with the Colorado Rockies.

Colorado is 19-26 in home games and 31-57 overall. The Rockies have the eighth-ranked team batting average in the NL at .245.

Kansas City is 17-24 on the road and 48-42 overall. The Royals are 37-7 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

The teams play Saturday for the second time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brendan Rodgers has a .286 batting average to lead the Rockies, and has 14 doubles, a triple and five home runs. Brenton Doyle is 13-for-39 with four home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games.

Bobby Witt Jr. has 25 doubles, nine triples and 14 home runs while hitting .321 for the Royals. Vinnie Pasquantino is 15-for-40 with a double and two home runs over the last 10 games.

RELATED COVERAGE Brenton Doyle breaks 8th-inning tie with 2-run double, Rockies beat Royals 4-2 Jake Cave breaks tie with 6th-inning homer, Rockies top Brewers 4-3 Colin Rea pitches 7 innings, Christian Yelich homers in the Brewers' 3-0 victory over the Rockies

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 4-6, .204 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

Royals: 5-5, .258 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs

INJURIES: Rockies: Jake Bird: 15-Day IL (groin), Josh Rogers: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kris Bryant: 10-Day IL (rib), Jordan Beck: 10-Day IL (wrist), Lucas Gilbreath: 60-Day IL (elbow), Daniel Bard: 60-Day IL (knee), German Marquez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Antonio Senzatela: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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