Kansas City Royals (16-28, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (26-17, second in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Thursday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Kansas City: Brady Singer (1-4, 5.58 ERA) Cleveland: Aaron Civale (3-4, 3.64 ERA)
LINE: Indians favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland and Kansas City will face off on Thursday.
The Indians are 16-12 against AL Central teams. Cleveland's lineup has 43 home runs this season, Jose Ramirez leads the club with nine homers.
The Royals have gone 12-21 against division opponents. Kansas City is slugging .395 as a unit. Maikel Franco leads the team with a slugging percentage of .455.
TOP PERFORMERS: Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 17 extra base hits and is slugging .462.
Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 47 hits and has 26 RBIs.
INJURIES: Indians: Jefry Rodriguez: (right shoulder).
Royals: Glenn Sparkman: (right forearm), Mike Montgomery: (lat strain), Ian Kennedy: (calf), Foster Griffin: (forearm), Jorge Soler: (oblique), Franchy Cordero: (right wrist), Kelvin Gutierrez: (elbow), Salvador Perez: (eye).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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