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Royals look to break 4-game losing streak, take on the Diamondbacks

May 23, 2022 GMT

Kansas City Royals (14-26, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (21-22, fourth in the NL West)

Phoenix; Monday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Zack Greinke (0-2, 3.48 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 18 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zach Davies (2-2, 4.35 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 30 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Diamondbacks -115, Royals -104; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals are looking to stop a four-game skid with a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona has a 10-11 record at home and a 21-22 record overall. The Diamondbacks are third in the NL with 50 total home runs, averaging 1.2 per game.

Kansas City has gone 8-15 at home and 14-26 overall. Royals hitters are batting a collective .232, which ranks 10th in the AL.

Monday’s game is the first time these teams meet this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Christian Walker has seven doubles and 10 home runs for the Diamondbacks. Daulton Varsho is 12-for-40 with two doubles and a home run over the past 10 games.

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Whit Merrifield has six doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI while hitting .202 for the Royals. Andrew Benintendi is 12-for-35 with two doubles over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 3-7, .238 batting average, 5.44 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

Royals: 3-7, .253 batting average, 5.40 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Josh Rojas: day-to-day (hand), Jose Herrera: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Kyle Nelson: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Cooper Hummel: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Keynan Middleton: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Nick Ahmed: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Carson Kelly: 10-Day IL (oblique), Luke Weaver: 10-Day IL (elbow), J.B. Bukauskas: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Royals: Michael A. Taylor: 10-Day IL (illness), Salvador Perez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Brentz: 10-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 10-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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