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Game 23: Kansas City Royals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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Royals will go for a split.

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals (14-8) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (12-11)

LHP Mike Minor (2-1, 4.64 ERA) vs. RHP Mitch Keller (1-2, 7.16 ERA)

First pitch — 5:35 p.m. CT

PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Quick Hits:

  • In his last five games, Andrew Benintendi is 6-for-18 (.333) with one home run and two RBIs.

  • Minor has started against the Pirates three times in his career. He’s allowed 10 runs in 18 innings with 20 strikeouts.

  • Based on ERA, the Royals have the 7th-best pitching staff in the American League. However, they’ve allowed the second-least home runs in the AL.

  • Kansas City is second in the MLB in stolen bases (22).

  • On the road this season, the Royals’ pitching staff has a 2.28 ERA in nine starts. That is the best mark in the league.

Wednesday’s Lineup: