Orioles begin 3 game streak with Royals | major league baseball

Kansas City Royals (8-15, fourth in AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (10-15, fourth in AL East)

Baltimore; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

LIKELY PITCHING: Royals: Carlos Hernandez (0-1, 6.00 ERA, 1.89 WHIP, eight strikeouts); Orioles: Jordan Lyles (2-1, 2.95 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 18 strikeouts)

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FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK ROW: Orioles -119, Royals +101; over/under is 8 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles host the Kansas City Royals on Saturday to open a three-game series.

Baltimore is 10-15 overall and 7-6 at home. The Orioles have the team’s on-base percentage seventh in the AL at .303.

Kansas City is 6-9 at home and 8-15 overall. The Royals are 2-5 in games decided by one point.

Saturday’s game is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cedric Mullins has seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and 11 RBIs for the Orioles. Ryan Mountcastle is 9-for-32 with one brace, three home runs and six RBIs in the last 10 games.

Bobby Witt Jr. has five doubles, a triple, a home run and seven RBIs while hitting .229 for the Royals. Edward Olivares is 11 for 29 with three doubles in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 4-6, .253 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored by five runs

Royals: 3-7, .221 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored by 16 runs

INJURIES: Orioles: Alexander Wells: 10 day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 10 day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60 day IL (elbow), Dean Kremer: 10 day IL (oblique)

Royals: Carlos Santana: 10-day IL (ankle), Cam Gallagher: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jake Brentz: 10-day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 10-day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day HE (shoulder)


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