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Astros host the Royals on home winning streak

July 5, 2022 GMT

Kansas City Royals (29-49, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (52-27, first in the AL West)

Houston; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Zack Greinke (2-4, 4.38 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 32 strikeouts); Astros: Luis Garcia (6-5, 3.42 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -240, Royals +197; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros will try to keep an eight-game home win streak going when they face the Kansas City Royals.

Houston is 52-27 overall and 25-11 at home. The Astros have a 29-2 record in games when they scored five or more runs.

Kansas City is 29-49 overall and 15-24 on the road. The Royals are 11-35 in games when they have given up a home run.

The teams play Tuesday for the fifth time this season. The Astros lead the season series 3-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez has nine doubles, two triples and 24 home runs while hitting .310 for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 10-for-36 with two doubles and three home runs over the last 10 games.

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Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City with 11 home runs while slugging .435. Edward Olivares is 5-for-28 with three home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 9-1, .243 batting average, 1.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 runs

Royals: 4-6, .255 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored by nine runs

INJURIES: Astros: Jason Castro: 10-Day IL (knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (elbow), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat), Parker Mushinski: 15-Day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm)

Royals: Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (neck), Daniel Lynch: 15-Day IL (blister), Salvador Perez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-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.