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Game 5: Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

Dozier is back!

Kansas City Royals v Cleveland Indians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Kansas City Royals (3-1) @ Cleveland Indians (1-3)

RHP Jakob Junis (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Shane Bieber (0-1, 4.50 ERA)

First pitch — 12:10 p.m. CT

Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

How to watch: Bally Sports KC

How to listen: KCSP 610

Quick hits:

  • In seven starts against the Royals, Bieber has a 3.70 ERA IN 41 13 innings with 52 strikeouts and 14 walks.

  • Junis has struggled in 13 starts against Cleveland. He’s posted a 6.38 ERA and has allowed 13 home runs in 73 13 innings.

  • Dozier is back in the lineup after missing three games with a thumb contusion. He’s a career .247 hitter vs. Cleveland in 39 games.

  • Junis is likely to be used as an opener this afternoon. Carlos Hernandez, Kyle Zimmer, and Jake Brentz should all be available to come on in relief.

  • With a win today, the Royals would have their best start through five games since 2016 (4-1).

Wednesday’s lineup: