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Game 40: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Kansas City Royals

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First shot to claim the series

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Kansas City Royals Peter G. Aiken

Philadelphia Phillies (21-16) @ Kansas City Royals (14-25)

Zach Eflin (4-3, 3.00 ERA) vs. Brad Keller (2-3, 3.99 ERA)

First pitch- 6:15 CT

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Quick hits:

  • Eflin has never faced the Royals

  • In 10 games, Alex Gordon posts a .342 batting average against the Phillies

  • In 72 plate appearances, Chris Owings has a career .375 BA against Philadelphia

  • Bryce Harper has two career home runs off Royals pitching in seven games

  • Billy Hamilton gets the night off, Owings starts in CF

Lineup:

Merrifield 2B

Mondesi SS

Gordon LF

Dozier 3B

Soler RF

O’Hearn 1B

Gutierrez DH

Owings CF

Maldonado C

Keller P