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Game 36: Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros

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It’s been three days and still no Owings

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals (12-23) @ Houston Astros (20-14)

Jakob Junis (3-2, 5.12 ERA) vs. Gerrit Cole (2-4, 3.95 ERA)

First pitch- 7:10 CT

Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

Quick hits:

  • Royals announced earlier today that Ben Lively was optioned to Omaha and Glenn Sparkman was re-called

  • Ned Yost says Hunter Dozier should be ready to start playing third base tomorrow per Lynn Worthy of the KC Star

  • Kansas City went 1-5 against Houston last season

  • In two starts vs. Houston, Junis has allowed four home runs and ten earned runs

  • Cole has a career 2.19 ERA vs. the Royals

Lineup:

Merrifield 2B

Mondesi SS

Gordon LF

Dozier DH

Soler RF

O’Hearn 1B

Gutierrez 3B

Maldonado C

Hamilton CF

Junis P