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
- 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.