Royals and Angels play, winner secures 3-game series

Los Angeles Angels (41-56, fourth in the AL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (39-58, fourth in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Janson Junk (0-0); Royals: Brad Keller (5-10, 4.34 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 68 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Royals -134, Angels +113; over/under is 9 runs

Los Angeles Angels (41-56, fourth in the AL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (39-58, fourth in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Janson Junk (0-0); Royals: Brad Keller (5-10, 4.34 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 68 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Royals -134, Angels +113; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels play on Wednesday with the winner claiming the three-game series.

Kansas City has a 22-29 record at home and a 39-58 record overall. Royals hitters have a collective .310 on-base percentage, the ninth-ranked percentage in the AL.

Los Angeles has a 19-29 record in road games and a 41-56 record overall. The Angels have a 28-16 record in games when they did not give up a home run.

Wednesday’s game is the sixth time these teams meet this season. The Royals hold a 3-2 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Whit Merrifield has 21 doubles, a triple and five home runs for the Royals. Bobby Witt Jr. is 10-for-31 with a double and two home runs over the past 10 games.

Jared Walsh has 17 doubles, two triples and 13 home runs for the Angels. Shohei Ohtani is 9-for-35 with a double, a triple and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 5-5, .282 batting average, 3.27 ERA, outscored by three runs

Angels: 3-7, .210 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

INJURIES: Royals: Angel Zerpa: day-to-day (right knee), Bobby Witt Jr.: day-to-day (hamstring), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Daniel Lynch: 15-Day IL (blister), Jon Heasley: 15-Day IL (shoudler), Salvador Perez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Angels: Mike Trout: 10-Day IL (back), Michael Lorenzen: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Archie Bradley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Matt Duffy: 10-Day IL (back), Jimmy Herget: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), David Fletcher: 60-Day IL (hip), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)

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

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