Royals open 4-game series at home against Rays
Kansas City, Kansas; Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay hits the road to begin a four game series against Kansas City.
The Royals are 6-9 in home games. The Kansas City pitching staff owns a team ERA of 5.30, Jorge Lopez paces the staff with a mark of 5.08.
The Rays are 9-2 in road games. The Tampa Bay offense has compiled a .255 batting average as a team this season, good for thirteenth in the American League. Tommy Pham leads the team with a mark of .296. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 3-7, .249 batting average, 5.21 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Rays: 5-5, .241 batting average, 3.83 ERA, outscored opponents by four 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), Billy Hamilton: day-to-day (hamstring), Lucas Duda: 10-day IL (lumbar strain), Salvador Perez: 60-day IL (elbow).