Royals host the Orioles, look to continue home win streak
Baltimore Orioles (24-35, fifth in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (20-37, fifth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Tyler Wells (2-4, 3.78 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 29 strikeouts); Royals: Daniel Lynch (2-5, 5.36 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Orioles -118, Royals -101; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals will try to keep a three-game home win streak going when they play the Baltimore Orioles.
Kansas City has a 12-19 record at home and a 20-37 record overall. The Royals have the eighth-ranked team batting average in the AL at .238.
Baltimore has a 9-20 record in road games and a 24-35 record overall. The Orioles have hit 57 total home runs to rank eighth in the AL.
Saturday’s game is the sixth time these teams square off this season. The Royals hold a 3-2 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Salvador Perez leads the Royals with nine home runs while slugging .425. Whit Merrifield is 11-for-42 with three doubles and two RBI over the last 10 games.
Anthony Santander leads the Orioles with 10 home runs while slugging .409. Trey Mancini is 11-for-37 with three doubles, a triple, three home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-6, .242 batting average, 5.32 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Orioles: 4-6, .223 batting average, 4.65 ERA, even run differential
INJURIES: Royals: Matt Peacock: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Gabe Speier: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Zack Greinke: 15-Day IL (flexor), Amir Garrett: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Brentz: 10-Day IL (flexor), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Orioles: Ramon Urias: day-to-day (undisclosed), Joey Krehbiel: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alexander Wells: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow)