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Game 105: Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals

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Royals will try to even up the series.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians (60-42) @ Kansas City Royals (39-65)

Zach Plesac (4-3, 3.50 ERA) vs. Jakob Junis (6-8, 4.83 ERA)

First pitch- 7:15 CT

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Quick hits:

  • Richard Lovelady re-called from Triple-A Omaha, Jake Newberry sent down, Brian Flynn designated for assignment.

  • Jake Diekman drawing trade interest from the Dodgers, Braves, and Phillies.

  • Adalberto Mondesi has done some light workouts and throwing per Jeffery Flanagan of MLB.com. Pain and inflammation is subsiding. He will be evaluated again on Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • Alex Gordon is hitting .373 (22-59) with seven RBIs in his last 15 games.

  • Junis has thrown 20 combined innings with 23 strikeouts in his last three starts. His ERA is 1.35 in that span.

Lineup:

Merrifield 2B

Gordon LF

Dozier DH

Soler RF

Cuthbert 3B

Starling CF

Duda 1B

Arteaga SS

Gallagher C

Junis P