Yankees look to prolong win streak, take on the Royals

New York Yankees (13-6, first in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (7-11, third in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Gerrit Cole (1-0, 4.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 21 strikeouts); Royals: Carlos Hernandez (0-0, 6.43 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, five strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -208, Royals +175; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees look to keep a three-game win streak intact...

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New York Yankees (13-6, first in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (7-11, third in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Gerrit Cole (1-0, 4.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 21 strikeouts); Royals: Carlos Hernandez (0-0, 6.43 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, five strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -208, Royals +175; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees look to keep a three-game win streak intact when they play the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City has gone 5-6 at home and 7-11 overall. The Royals have gone 2-4 in games decided by one run.

New York has gone 9-3 at home and 13-6 overall. The Yankees are 7-3 in games when they did not allow a home run.

The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Andrew Benintendi has a .391 batting average to rank third on the Royals, and has a double, a triple and a home run. Bobby Witt Jr. is 10-for-39 with two RBI over the last 10 games.

Anthony Rizzo leads the Yankees with 10 extra base hits (four doubles and six home runs). Aaron Judge is 11-for-38 with two doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-6, .211 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored by 13 runs

Yankees: 8-2, .248 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 26 runs

INJURIES: Royals: Adalberto Mondesi: 10-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Yankees: Ben Rortvedt: 10-Day IL (oblique), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Domingo German: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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

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