Royals try to keep win streak going against the Athletics
Sun, Jun 19, 2022
MLB News (AP)
Kansas City Royals (23-41, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (22-45, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Sunday, 4:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (3-1, 4.24 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 40 strikeouts); Athletics: Jared Koenig (0-2, 11.25 ERA, 2.25 WHIP, six strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Royals -140, Athletics +120; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals aim to keep their three-game win streak going when they visit the Oakland Athletics.
Oakland is 22-45 overall and 7-26 in home games. The Athletics have gone 11-6 in games when they scored five or more runs.
Kansas City has an 11-20 record on the road and a 23-41 record overall. The Royals have a 15-9 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.
Sunday's game is the third time these teams square off this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Murphy has 15 doubles, a triple and seven home runs for the Athletics. Christian Bethancourt is 11-for-36 with three doubles and three home runs over the last 10 games.
Salvador Perez leads Kansas City with 10 home runs while slugging .419. Michael A. Taylor is 12-for-34 with two home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 2-8, .205 batting average, 5.57 ERA, outscored by 33 runs
Royals: 6-4, .270 batting average, 3.78 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
INJURIES: Athletics: Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Skye Bolt: 60-Day IL (oblique), Stephen Piscotty: 10-Day IL (calf), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Royals: Joel Payamps: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Zack Greinke: 15-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.