Los Angeles Dodgers (78-33, first in the NL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (47-67, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 7:10pm EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Andrew Heaney (1-0, .64 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 37 strikeouts); Royals: Brad Keller (6-12, 4.45 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)
LINE: Dodgers -253, Royals +205; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to keep an 11-game win streak alive when they take on the Kansas City Royals.
Kansas City is 28-33 in home games and 47-67 overall. The Royals are 35-12 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Los Angeles is 38-18 in road games and 78-33 overall. The Dodgers have hit 144 total home runs to rank sixth in MLB play.
The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: MJ Melendez has 14 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 41 RBI for the Royals. Vinnie Pasquantino is 11-for-33 with a double and three home runs over the last 10 games.
Freddie Freeman has 37 doubles, two triples and 15 home runs for the Dodgers. Mookie Betts is 14-for-43 with five doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 6-4, .258 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Dodgers: 10-0, .295 batting average, 2.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 46 runs
INJURIES: 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)
Dodgers: Yency Almonte: 15-Day IL (elbow), Clayton Kershaw: 15-Day IL (back), Brusdar Graterol: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Daniel Hudson: 60-Day IL (acl), Edwin Rios: 60 -Day IL (hamstring), Walker Buehler: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Pillar: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tommy Kahnle: 60-Day IL (forearm), Blake Treinen: 60-Day IL (shoulder) , Victor Gonzalez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Danny Duffy: 60-Day IL (hand), Jimmy Nelson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dustin May: 60-Day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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