Preview: Marlins return home, Pablo Lopez kicks things off against visiting Royals
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Royals: Jorge Lopez (2-7, 6.61 ERA)
Marlins: Pablo Lopez (5-7, 4.89 ERA)
Marlins -127; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
Jorge Soler and the Royals will take on the Marlins Friday.
The Marlins are 28-43 on their home turf. Miami’s team on-base percentage of .295 is last in the National League. Garrett Cooper leads the lineup with an OBP of .343.
The Royals are 22-46 on the road. Kansas City hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .307 this season, led by Hunter Dozier with a mark of .359.
Jorge Soler leads the Royals with 67 extra base hits and is batting .251. Ryan O’Hearn is 8-for-24 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES
Marlins: 3-7, .219 batting average, 5.48 ERA, outscored by 21 runs
Royals: 5-5, .288 batting average, 6.90 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Marlins Injuries: Jordan Yamamoto: (arm), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Julian Fernandez: (elbow), Austin Brice: (forearm), JT Riddle: (forearm), Cesar Puello: (hip), Brian Anderson: (hand), Chad Wallach: (concussion).