BOTTOM LINE: Baltimore and Kansas City will play on Thursday.
The Orioles are 21-45 in home games in 2020. Baltimore is slugging .403 as a unit. Cedric Mullins leads the club with a .534 slugging percentage, including 63 extra-base hits and 27 home runs.
The Royals are 28-42 on the road. Kansas City’s lineup has 143 home runs this season, Salvador Perez leads the club with 42 homers.
The Orioles won the last meeting 9-8. Manny Barreda recorded his first victory and Ryan Mountcastle went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs for Baltimore. Josh Staumont registered his third loss for Kansas City.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mullins leads the Orioles with 158 hits and has 54 RBIs.
Perez leads the Royals with 61 extra base hits and is slugging .548.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 5-5, .244 batting average, 4.96 ERA, outscored by two runs
Royals: 3-7, .230 batting average, 4.15 ERA, outscored by six runs