Angels host the Royals in first of 3-game series

June 20, 2022 GMT

Kansas City Royals (23-42, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Angels (33-36, second in the AL West)

Anaheim, California; Monday, 9:38 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Kris Bubic (0-4, 8.36 ERA, 1.89 WHIP, 24 strikeouts); Angels: Noah Syndergaard (4-5, 3.53 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 35 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -190, Royals +160; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels start a three-game series at home against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

Los Angeles has a 33-36 record overall and a 17-18 record in home games. The Angels have hit 84 total home runs to rank sixth in MLB play.

Kansas City has a 23-42 record overall and an 11-21 record on the road. The Royals have a 14-8 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

The teams meet Monday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mike Trout has 15 doubles, a triple, 21 home runs and 43 RBI for the Angels. Jared Walsh is 11-for-33 with a double, a triple, two home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

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Whit Merrifield has 13 doubles, three home runs and 28 RBI while hitting .226 for the Royals. Bobby Witt Jr. is 13-for-37 with two doubles, a triple and a home run over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 5-5, .214 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored by two runs

Royals: 5-5, .244 batting average, 3.83 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

INJURIES: Angels: Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), Austin Warren: 15-Day IL (tricep), David Fletcher: 60-Day IL (hip), Cooper Criswell: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)

Royals: Joel Payamps: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Zack Greinke: 15-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (hamstring), 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.