Royals visit the Rangers to begin 3-game series
Kansas City Royals (9-16, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Texas Rangers (11-15, fourth in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brad Keller (1-2, 1.74 ERA, .84 WHIP, 19 strikeouts); Rangers: Martin Perez (0-2, 2.25 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 20 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -136, Royals +116; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers host the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday to start a three-game series.
Texas has gone 4-9 at home and 11-15 overall. The Rangers are 9-2 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Kansas City is 6-9 at home and 9-16 overall. The Royals have gone 1-11 in games when they have allowed a home run.
The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Adolis Garcia has four doubles, a triple, four home runs and 18 RBI for the Rangers. Corey Seager is 7-for-38 with three home runs and three RBI over the past 10 games.
Salvador Perez leads Kansas City with five home runs while slugging .394. Bobby Witt Jr. is 9-for-33 with a home run and two RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-5, .199 batting average, 2.43 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Royals: 3-7, .239 batting average, 4.76 ERA, outscored by 22 runs
INJURIES: Rangers: Albert Abreu: 15-Day IL (ankle), Spencer Patton: 10-Day IL (oblique), Jose Leclerc: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Royals: Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Carlos Santana: 10-Day IL (ankle), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Brentz: 10-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 10-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)