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.

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Kansas City Royals (51-90, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (50-89, fifth in the AL East)

PITCHING PROBABLES

Royals: Jorge Lopez (2-7, 6.61 ERA)

Marlins: Pablo Lopez (5-7, 4.89 ERA)

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LINE

Marlins -127; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE

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.

TOP PERFORMERS

Brian Anderson leads the Marlins with 54 extra base hits and is batting .261. Starlin Castro is 15-for-38 with three doubles, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Miami.

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).

Royals Injuries: Trevor Oaks: (hip), Jake Newberry: (shoulder), Salvador Perez: (elbow).