New York’s Ramos puts 11-game hit streak on the line against Royals
Kansas City, Kansas; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Jacob deGrom (7-7, 2.68 ERA) Royals: Jakob Junis (8-10, 4.80 ERA)
LINE: Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Wilson Ramos is riding an 11-game hitting streak as New York readies to play Kansas City.
The Royals are 24-37 on their home turf. Kansas City is averaging 4.1 RBIs per game this season. Jorge Soler leads the team with 87 total runs batted in.
The Mets are 28-39 on the road. New York has a collective .257 this season, led by J.D. Davis with an average of .311. The Royals won the last meeting 4-1. Mike Montgomery earned his third victory and Meibrys Viloria went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Kansas City. Noah Syndergaard registered his sixth loss for New York.
TOP PERFORMERS: Soler leads the Royals with 35 home runs and is batting .259. Hunter Dozier is 13-for-40 with three doubles, two triples, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-6, .204 batting average, 3.44 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Mets: 6-4, .298 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Mets Injuries: Drew Smith: (elbow), Jacob Rhame: (elbow), Robert Gsellman: (triceps), Dominic Smith: (foot), Brandon Nimmo: (neck), J.D. Davis: (leg), Yoenis Cespedes: (heels), Jeff McNeil: (hamstring), Jed Lowrie: (knee), Robinson Cano: (hamstring).