Rockies aim to break 4-game skid, take on the Royals
Kansas City Royals (10-19, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Colorado Rockies (16-15, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Friday, 8:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Zack Greinke (0-2, 2.67 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 10 strikeouts); Rockies: Kyle Freeland (1-3, 3.94 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rockies -140, Royals +119; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rockies will try to stop their four-game slide when they play the Kansas City Royals.
Colorado has an 11-5 record at home and a 16-15 record overall. The Rockies are 8-2 in games when they hit two or more home runs.
Kansas City is 10-19 overall and 6-9 at home. The Royals have a 5-3 record in games when they scored five or more runs.
The teams meet Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: C.J. Cron has seven doubles, a triple and nine home runs while hitting .297 for the Rockies. Randal Grichuk is 5-for-29 with two home runs over the past 10 games.
Andrew Benintendi has a .314 batting average to rank fourth on the Royals, and has two doubles, a triple and a home run. Edward Olivares is 8-for-16 with two RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 4-6, .245 batting average, 5.29 ERA, outscored by 14 runs
Royals: 3-7, .229 batting average, 4.34 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
INJURIES: Rockies: Kris Bryant: 10-Day IL (back), Ryan Rolison: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Peter Lambert: 10-Day IL (forearm), Scott Oberg: 60-Day IL (arm)
Royals: Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), 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 IL (shoulder)