Keller expected to start as Royals host the Phillies
Kansas City, Kansas; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
LINE: Phillies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City and Philadelphia will meet at Kauffman Stadium Saturday.
The Royals are 9-11 on their home turf. Kansas City has hit 48 home runs as a team this season. Jorge Soler leads them with 10, averaging one every 14.7 at-bats.
The Phillies are 7-9 on the road. The Philadelphia offense has compiled a .244 batting average as a team this season, Jean Segura leads the team with a mark of .304. The Royals won the last meeting 5-1. Homer Bailey recorded his fourth victory and Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs for Kansas City. Jake Arrieta took his third loss for Philadelphia.
TOP PERFORMERS: Adalberto Mondesi leads the Royals with 21 extra base hits and is batting .277. Soler is 13-for-37 with three doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 5-5, .253 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
Phillies: 6-4, .237 batting average, 2.86 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs