Tampa Bay Rays host the Kansas City Royals Saturday

Posted8/20/2022 7:00 AM

Kansas City Royals (49-72, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (63-55, third in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Kris Bubic (2-7, 5.11 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 80 strikeouts); Rays: Drew Rasmussen (7-4, 2.80 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 82 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -212, Royals +176; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays face the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

Tampa Bay has a 36-23 record in home games and a 63-55 record overall. The Rays have a 17-7 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Kansas City has gone 20-38 on the road and 49-72 overall. The Royals are 29-14 in games when they scored five or more runs.

Saturday's game is the sixth time these teams match up this season. The Royals are up 3-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yandy Diaz has 25 doubles, seven home runs and 44 RBI for the Rays. Randy Arozarena is 8-for-35 with two doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI over the last 10 games.

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Salvador Perez leads Kansas City with 17 home runs while slugging .448. Vinnie Pasquantino is 13-for-31 with three home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 5-5, .215 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

Royals: 4-6, .228 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored by 24 runs

INJURIES: Rays: Yandy Diaz: day-to-day (knee), Matt Wisler: 15-Day IL (neck), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: 60-Day IL (hip), Mike Zunino: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Fleming: 15-Day IL (oblique), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (wrist), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Manuel Margot: 60-Day IL (knee), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Royals: Taylor Clarke: 15-Day IL (oblique), Edward Olivares: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Angel Zerpa: 60-Day IL (knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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