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Game 148: Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals

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Can Kansas City keep it rolling?

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (95-53) @ Kansas City Royals (55-92)

Gerrit Cole (16-5, 2.73 ERA) vs. Danny Duffy (6-6, 4.71 ERA)

First pitch - 7:15 P.M. CT

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Quick hits:

  • Royals last faced Cole on May 6th. He allowed four runs on seven hits in 6 13 innings. Both Adalberto Mondesi and Jorge Soler homered.

  • Duffy faced Houston on May 7th. He allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over the course of 6 23 innings. He picked up the win on that night as well.

  • Kansas City has won four consecutive series (Baltimore, Detroit, Miami, Chicago White Sox).

  • Down on the farm, #21 Royals’ prospect Austin Cox will toe the slab for Wilmington in game four of the Carolina League Championship. Blue Rocks are down 1-2 in the series.

Lineup:

Merrifield 2B

Mondesi SS

Soler DH

Dozier 3B

Gordon LF

McBroom RF

O’Hearn 1B

Starling CF

Viloria C

Duffy P