Duffy expected to start as Kansas City hosts Cleveland
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Mike Clevinger (1-2, 5.89 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 31 strikeouts) Royals: Danny Duffy (3-4, 4.44 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 58 strikeouts)
The Royals are 14-23 against opponents from the AL Central. Kansas City hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .307 this season, led by Hunter Dozier with a mark of .380.
The Indians are 19-15 against the rest of their division. The Cleveland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.10. Shane Bieber leads the team with a 3.54 earned run average. The Indians won the last meeting 9-5. Trevor Bauer earned his seventh victory and Jake Bauers went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for Cleveland. Jakob Junis took his eighth loss for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 3-7, .261 batting average, 5.87 ERA, outscored by 14 runs
Indians: 7-3, .274 batting average, 5.26 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jefry Rodriguez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Dan Otero: 10-day IL (shoulder), Corey Kluber: 60-day IL (arm), Carlos Carrasco: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Bradley Zimmer: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jake Bauers: day-to-day (left foot).