Guardians bring 2-1 series lead over Royals into game 4

October 3, 2022 GMT

Kansas City Royals (64-94, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (90-69, first in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Monday, 6:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Zack Greinke (4-9, 3.98 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 72 strikeouts); Guardians: Triston McKenzie (11-11, 2.99 ERA, .96 WHIP, 186 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -187, Royals +157; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians face the Kansas City Royals, leading the series 2-1.

Cleveland has a 44-34 record in home games and a 90-69 record overall. Guardians pitchers have a collective 3.48 ERA, which ranks sixth in MLB play.

Kansas City is 25-52 in road games and 64-94 overall. The Royals have the sixth-ranked team batting average in the AL at .246.

The matchup Monday is the 17th time these teams meet this season. The Guardians have a 10-6 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Ramirez leads the Guardians with 76 extra base hits (42 doubles, five triples and 29 home runs). Oscar Gonzalez is 12-for-41 with a double, two home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.


Bobby Witt Jr. has 31 doubles, six triples, 20 home runs and 80 RBI for the Royals. Drew Waters is 9-for-25 with a double, a triple, three home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 8-2, .247 batting average, 2.52 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

Royals: 4-6, .281 batting average, 5.02 ERA, outscored by one run

INJURIES: Guardians: Anthony Gose: 60-Day IL (tricep)

Royals: Salvador Perez: day-to-day (thumb), Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (biceps), Angel Zerpa: 60-Day IL (knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.