Royals aim to end 3-game losing streak, take on the Yankees

July 29, 2022 GMT

Kansas City Royals (39-60, fifth in the AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (67-33, first in the AL East)

New York; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Kris Bubic (2-6, 5.66 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 55 strikeouts); Yankees: Gerrit Cole (9-3, 3.09 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 153 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -363, Royals +287; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals look to stop their three-game losing streak with a win over the New York Yankees.

New York is 67-33 overall and 38-12 in home games. The Yankees have the second-best team slugging percentage in MLB play at .441.

Kansas City has a 17-30 record on the road and a 39-60 record overall. The Royals have a 14-9 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.

The teams square off Friday for the fifth time this season. The Yankees lead the season series 4-0.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Rizzo has 16 doubles, a triple, 23 home runs and 58 RBI while hitting .219 for the Yankees. Aaron Judge is 17-for-37 with two doubles and eight home runs over the last 10 games.

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Hunter Dozier has 20 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 33 RBI for the Royals. Bobby Witt Jr. is 7-for-23 with a double and a home run over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 5-5, .259 batting average, 3.35 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs

Royals: 3-7, .257 batting average, 3.41 ERA, outscored by 13 runs

INJURIES: Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton: 10-Day IL (achilles), Michael King: 60-Day IL (elbow), Miguel Castro: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Luis Severino: 15-Day IL (lat), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ben Rortvedt: 60-Day IL (oblique), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Royals: Angel Zerpa: 15-Day IL (knee), Bobby Witt Jr.: day-to-day (hamstring), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Daniel Lynch: 15-Day IL (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)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.