Keller gets the start for Royals in series opener against Athletics
Kansas City, Kansas; Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Homer Bailey (11-8, 5.06 ERA) Royals: Brad Keller (7-13, 3.95 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Oakland hits the road to begin a four game series against Kansas City.
The Royals are 24-39 in home games. The Kansas City offense has compiled a .242 batting average as a team this season, Whit Merrifield leads the team with a mark of .298.
The Athletics are 31-29 on the road. The Oakland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.05. Mike Fiers leads the team with a 3.36 earned run average.
TOP PERFORMERS: Merrifield leads the Royals with 164 hits and is batting .298. Ryan O’Hearn is 4-for-33 with two home runs and three RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 3-7, .211 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
Athletics: 7-3, .271 batting average, 4.21 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs