Toronto Blue Jays host the Kansas City Royals Saturday
Kansas City Royals (36-54, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (48-43, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Daniel Lynch (0-0); Blue Jays: TBD
BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
Toronto is 48-43 overall and 28-19 at home. The Blue Jays have gone 24-13 in games when they hit at least two home runs.
Kansas City has a 17-27 record on the road and a 36-54 record overall. The Royals have the sixth-ranked team batting average in the AL at .243.
Saturday’s game is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The Blue Jays are ahead 3-2 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 20 home runs while slugging .478. Teoscar Hernandez is 14-for-38 with three doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI over the past 10 games.
Bobby Witt Jr. has 18 doubles, five triples and 13 home runs for the Royals. Emmanuel Rivera is 11-for-34 with three doubles and two RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 4-6, .294 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Royals: 6-4, .270 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored by eight runs
INJURIES: Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi: 15-Day IL (neck), Julian Merryweather: 60-Day IL (side), Tayler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Andrew Vasquez: 15-Day IL (ankle), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono)
Royals: Daniel Lynch: day-to-day (blister), Jon Heasley: 15-Day IL (shoudler), Salvador Perez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)