Rangers host Royals, look to build on Gibson's strong performance

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Kansas City Royals (33-42, third in the AL Central) vs. Texas Rangers (29-48, fifth in the AL West)

Arlington, Texas; Sunday, 2:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (3-5, 4.77 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 76 strikeouts) Rangers: Jordan Lyles (2-5, 5.47 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 63 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -106, Royals -110; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Texas heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Kyle Gibson. Gibson pitched seven innings, surrendering zero runs on two hits with 10 strikeouts against Kansas City.

The Rangers are 19-21 in home games in 2020. Texas has a collective batting average of .233 this season, led by Adolis Garcia with an average of .275.

The Royals are 15-23 on the road. Kansas City hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .305 this season, led by Carlos Santana with a mark of .362.

The Rangers won the last meeting 8-0. Kyle Gibson earned his sixth victory and Joey Gallo went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs for Texas. Kris Bubic took his third loss for Kansas City.

TOP PERFORMERS: Garcia leads the Rangers with 20 home runs and is slugging .543.

Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 82 hits and is batting .281.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 4-6, .265 batting average, 4.70 ERA

Royals: 3-7, .242 batting average, 6.15 ERA, outscored by 22 runs

INJURIES: Rangers: Hunter Wood: (elbow), Jose Leclerc: (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: (elbow), Kyle Cody: (right shoulder), Matt Bush: (elbow), Kohei Arihara: (finger), David Dahl: (rib), Willie Calhoun: (forearm), Ronald Guzman: (knee), Sam Huff: (hamstring).

Royals: Daniel Tillo: (undisclosed), Jesse Hahn: (shoulder), Ronald Bolanos: (flexor), Andrew Benintendi: (rib), Adalberto Mondesi: (oblique), Cam Gallagher: (shoulder).

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

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