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Game 79: Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

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The only AL Central team without a win against the Royals in 2019

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals (27-51) @ Cleveland Indians (42-35)

Brad Keller (3-9, 4.45 ERA) vs. Adam Plutko (3-1, 4.55 ERA)

First pitch- 6:10 CT

Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

Quick Hits:

  • Royals have won 7 of their last 13

  • In 16 games, Hunter Dozier is a .345 hitter against Cleveland (20 for 58)

  • In 6 23 career innings against the Royals, Plutko has surrendered four home runs

  • In 23 innings against the Tribe, Keller has struck out 22 and posts a 1.57 ERA

  • Kansas City’s only series sweep in 2019 came against the Indians back on April 14th

Lineup:

Merrifield RF

Lopez 2B

Gordon LF

Dozier 3B

Soler DH

Cuthbert 1B

Arteaga SS

Maldonado C

Hamilton CF

Keller P