Preview: Rays rolling right along as rematch with Royals in Kansas City
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rays (18-9, first in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (9-19, fifth in the AL Central)
Tampa Bay hits the road to begin a four game series against Kansas City.
The Royals are 6-9 in home games. The Kansas City pitching staff owns a team ERA of 5.30, Jorge Lopez paces the staff with a mark of 5.08.
The Rays are 9-2 in road games. The Tampa Bay offense has compiled a .255 batting average as a team this season, good for thirteenth in the American League. Tommy Pham leads the team with a mark of .296. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
Hunter Dozier leads the Royals with seven home runs and has 17 RBIs. Adalberto Mondesi is 13-for-40 with two doubles, a home run and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES
Royals: 3-7, .249 batting average, 5.21 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Rays: 5-5, .241 batting average, 3.83 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Royals Injuries: Trevor Oaks: 60-day IL (hip), Jakob Junis: day-to-day (hand), Jesse Hahn: 60-day IL (elbow), Brian Flynn: 10-day IL (elbow), Billy Hamilton: day-to-day (hamstring), Lucas Duda: 10-day IL (lumbar strain), Salvador Perez: 60-day IL (elbow).