Guardians face the Royals leading series 1-0

May 31, 2022 GMT

Kansas City Royals (16-31, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (20-24, third in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Tuesday, 6:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Daniel Lynch (2-3, 3.92 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 37 strikeouts); Guardians: Cal Quantrill (1-3, 3.42 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 28 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -145, Royals +124; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians play the Kansas City Royals, leading the series 1-0.

Cleveland has a 9-8 record at home and a 20-24 record overall. The Guardians have the sixth-ranked team slugging percentage in the AL at .386.

Kansas City has a 16-31 record overall and an 8-16 record on the road. The Royals have a 4-22 record in games when they have given up at least one home run.

Tuesday’s game is the sixth time these teams meet this season. The Guardians have a 3-2 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez has 11 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 51 RBI for the Guardians. Andres Gimenez is 4-for-26 with a home run and three RBI over the past 10 games.

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Andrew Benintendi has a .329 batting average to rank seventh on the Royals, and has seven doubles, two triples and two home runs. Whit Merrifield is 12-for-42 with a home run and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 4-6, .224 batting average, 2.72 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs

Royals: 2-8, .263 batting average, 7.09 ERA, outscored by 22 runs

INJURIES: Guardians: Franmil Reyes: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (left glute), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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), Michael A. Taylor: 10-Day IL (illness), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Brentz: 10-Day IL (flexor), 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.