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Game 99: Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

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Montgomery makes his Royals’ debut.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals Peter G. Aiken

Kansas City Royals (36-62) @ Cleveland Indians (55-40)

Mike Montgomery (1-2, 5.67 ERA) vs. Shane Bieber (8-3, 3.49 ERA)

First pitch- 6:10 CT

Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

Quick hits:

  • Mike Montgomery makes his Royals’ debut after being acquired from the Cubs on Monday. His pitch count is between 40-45.

  • Royals have a 6-1 record since the All-Star break. That’s the best mark in the American League Central.

  • Baseball America has four Royals’ prospects ranked in the Top 100. (Witt Jr.- #21, Kowar-#66, Lynch-#88, Singer-#94).

  • Bieber has a 5.40 ERA in three starts against Kansas City.

  • Royals are 4-5 against Cleveland this year, but 1-5 in the last six meetings.

Lineup:

Merrifield DH

Gordon LF

Dozier 3B

Soler RF

Cuthbert 1B

Arteaga SS

Lopez 2B

Starling CF

Viloria C

Montgomery P