Duffy to start for Kansas City against Los Angeles
Kansas City, Kansas; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Royals are 5-7 on their home turf. Kansas City has a collective batting average of .242 this season, led by Hunter Dozier with an average of .324.
The Angels are 2-9 on the road. Los Angeles hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .314 this season, led by Mike Trout with a mark of .484. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Alex Gordon leads the Royals with 21 RBIs and is batting .311. Dozier is 14-for-31 with three doubles, four home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 3-7, .228 batting average, 4.96 ERA, outscored by nine runs
Angels: 2-8, .265 batting average, 5.52 ERA, outscored by six 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), Hunter Dozier: day-to-day (back), Salvador Perez: 60-day IL (elbow).
Angels Injuries: Nick Tropeano: 10-day IL (shoulder), Tyler Skaggs: 10-day IL (ankle), JC Ramirez: 60-day IL (elbow), Keynan Middleton: 60-day IL (elbow), Andrew Heaney: 10-day IL (elbow), Justin Upton: 60-day IL (toe), Michael Hermosillo: 10-day IL (groin), Zack Cozart: 10-day IL (head/neck), Shohei Ohtani: 10-day IL (elbow).