BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles host the Kansas City Royals on Friday to begin a three-game series.
Baltimore is 10-15 overall and 7-6 at home. The Orioles have a 6-2 record in games when they scored five or more runs.
Kansas City is 8-15 overall and 6-9 in home games. The Royals have gone 3-7 in games when they record eight or more hits.
The matchup Friday is the first meeting this season between the two clubs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Hays ranks third on the Orioles with a .286 batting average, and has seven doubles, two home runs, nine walks and nine RBI. Cedric Mullins is 13-for-41 with two home runs and three RBI over the last 10 games.
Salvador Perez leads Kansas City with five home runs while slugging .378. Bobby Witt Jr. is 10-for-34 with a home run and three RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 4-6, .253 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored by five runs