Flexen, Mariners to take on Singer, Royals
Seattle Mariners (78-68, third in the AL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (66-80, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Chris Flexen (11-6, 3.73 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 107 strikeouts) Royals: Brady Singer (4-10, 4.85 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 124 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Royals +101, Mariners -118; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Mitch Haniger and the Mariners will take on the Royals Friday.
The Royals are 35-37 on their home turf. Kansas City has slugged .394 this season. Salvador Perez leads the club with a .553 slugging percentage, including 64 extra-base hits and 45 home runs.
The Mariners have gone 36-35 away from home. Seattle hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .299 this season, led by Ty France with a mark of .356.
The Mariners won the last meeting 4-3. Marco Gonzales earned his sixth victory and Kyle Seager went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs for Seattle. Tyler Zuber took his third loss for Kansas City.
TOP PERFORMERS: Perez leads the Royals with 45 home runs and is slugging .553.
J.P. Crawford leads the Mariners with 147 hits and has 47 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 5-5, .292 batting average, 5.16 ERA, outscored by five runs
Mariners: 4-6, .228 batting average, 5.19 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
INJURIES: Royals: Mike Minor: (shoulder), Daniel Lynch: (calf), Richard Lovelady: (elbow), Brad Keller: (shoulder), Jakob Junis: (shoulder), Jesse Hahn: (shoulder), Wade Davis: (shoulder), Cam Gallagher: (knee).
Mariners: James Paxton: (left forearm), Ljay Newsome: (elbow), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Nick Margevicius: (shoulder), Ken Giles: (elbow), Justin Dunn: (shoulder), Shed Long Jr.: (shin), Kyle Lewis: (knee), Sam Haggerty: (shoulder), Evan White: (hip).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.