The Royals are 7-5 on their home turf. The Kansas City offense has compiled a .242 batting average as a team this season, Whit Merrifield leads the team with a mark of .306.
The Rays are 7-4 on the road. Tampa Bay has a collective .232 this season, led by Joey Wendle with an average of .356.
The Rays won the last meeting 14-7. Andrew Kittredge recorded his third victory and Austin Meadows went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Tampa Bay. Brad Keller took his second loss for Kansas City.
TOP PERFORMERS: Salvador Perez leads the Royals with nine extra base hits and is slugging .571.
Meadows leads the Rays with eight extra base hits and six RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 6-4, .232 batting average, 4.14 ERA, outscored by nine runs