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Game 151: Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics

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Can Kansas City teams make it 2-0 in two days in Oakland?

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals Peter G. Aiken

Kansas City Royals (55-95) @ Oakland Athletics (90-60)

Glenn Sparkman (4-11, 5.94 ERA) vs. Tanner Roark (10-8, 4.01 ERA)

First pitch - 9:07 p.m. CST

Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California

Quick hits:

  • The Royals extended their radio deal with Entercom (610 AM) through 2024.

  • With 11 games to go, Whit Merrifield leads DJ LeMahieu by eight hits for the major league lead. He has 193 in total

  • Jorge Soler is slashing .310/.375/.741 in his last 15 games with seven home runs and 12 RBIs

  • Last time Roark faced Kansas City, he gave up four earned runs in six innings.

  • Christian Colón was added to the Cincinnati Reds roster for the final weeks. The former Royals’ playoff hero hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2017.

Lineup:

Merrifield 2B

Mondesi SS

Soler DH

Dozier 3B

Gordon LF

Starling RF

O’Hearn 1B

Viloria C

Phillips CF

Sparkman P