Lopez takes 13-game hit streak into matchup with Orioles
Kansas City, Kansas; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Nicky Lopez is riding a 13-game hitting streak as Kansas City readies to play Baltimore.
The Royals are 25-42 in home games. Kansas City has hit 135 home runs as a team this season. Jorge Soler leads the club with 37, averaging one every 13.2 at-bats.
The Orioles are 22-43 in road games. Baltimore’s lineup has 170 home runs this season, Trey Mancini leads the club with 29 homers.
TOP PERFORMERS: Soler leads the Royals with 63 extra base hits and is batting .248. Ryan O’Hearn is 8-for-35 with a double, three home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 2-8, .249 batting average, 6.70 ERA, outscored by 30 runs
Orioles: 5-5, .253 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs