Pittsburgh Pirates (14-29, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (19-28, fifth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Kansas; Sunday, 2:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pittsburgh: Chad Kuhl (1-1, 3.38 ERA) Kansas City: Brad Keller (3-2, 2.60 ERA)
LINE: Royals favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Royals are 9-13 on their home turf. Kansas City is slugging .403 as a unit. Maikel Franco leads the club with a .478 slugging percentage, including 22 extra-base hits and seven home runs.
The Pirates are 5-15 on the road. Pittsburgh's team on-base percentage of .284 is last in the league. Jacob Stallings leads the team with an OBP of .355.
TOP PERFORMERS: Franco leads the Royals with 22 extra base hits and is slugging .478.
Colin Moran leads the Pirates with seven home runs and has 13 RBIs.
INJURIES: Royals: Glenn Sparkman: (right forearm), Mike Montgomery: (lat strain), Ian Kennedy: (calf), Foster Griffin: (forearm), Jorge Soler: (oblique), Franchy Cordero: (right wrist).
Pirates: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Mitch Keller: (left side), Keone Kela: (forearm), Clay Holmes: (right forearm), Michael Feliz: (right forearm), Nick Burdi: (right elbow), Tyler Bashlor: (back), Chris Archer: (neck), Kevin Kramer: (hip), Anthony Alford: (elbow), Phillip Evans: (broken jaw/concussion), Luke Maile: (finger).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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