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Royals head into matchup against the Diamondbacks on losing streak

May 24, 2022 GMT

Kansas City Royals (14-27, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (22-22, fourth in the NL West)

Phoenix; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Jonathan Heasley (0-2, 4.32 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, two strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (3-0, 1.14 ERA, .71 WHIP, 39 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Diamondbacks -189, Royals +159; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals enter the matchup with the Arizona Diamondbacks as losers of five in a row.

Arizona has gone 11-11 in home games and 22-22 overall. The Diamondbacks have the ninth-ranked team ERA in the NL at 3.97.

Kansas City is 8-15 at home and 14-27 overall. The Royals have a 3-18 record in games when they have allowed a home run.

The teams match up Tuesday for the second time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Daulton Varsho has nine doubles, seven home runs and 20 RBI while hitting .262 for the Diamondbacks. Ketel Marte is 10-for-27 with two doubles over the past 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 4-6, .245 batting average, 5.44 ERA, outscored by four runs

Royals: 3-7, .268 batting average, 5.30 ERA, outscored by 16 runs

INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Zach Davies: day-to-day (leg), Josh Rojas: day-to-day (hand), Jose Herrera: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Kyle Nelson: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Cooper Hummel: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Keynan Middleton: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Nick Ahmed: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Carson Kelly: 10-Day IL (oblique), Luke Weaver: 10-Day IL (elbow), J.B. Bukauskas: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Royals: Michael A. Taylor: 10-Day IL (illness), Salvador Perez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Brentz: 10-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 10-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.