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Royals look to end slide in game against the Rangers

June 29, 2022 GMT

Texas Rangers (36-37, second in the AL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (26-47, fifth in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Dane Dunning (1-5, 4.17 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Royals: Zack Greinke (1-4, 4.68 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 29 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -127, Royals +106; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals head into a matchup with the Texas Rangers after losing four straight games.

Kansas City has a 13-25 record in home games and a 26-47 record overall. The Royals are 9-33 in games when they have allowed a home run.

Texas is 19-17 on the road and 36-37 overall. The Rangers have hit 92 total home runs to rank eighth in the majors.

Wednesday’s game is the sixth time these teams square off this season. The Rangers are ahead 4-1 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bobby Witt Jr. has 16 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs and 39 RBI for the Royals. Edward Olivares is 3-for-14 with two home runs and three RBI over the last 10 games.

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Corey Seager has 10 doubles, 15 home runs and 35 RBI while hitting .231 for the Rangers. Adolis Garcia is 14-for-40 with four doubles, a triple and three home runs over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-6, .226 batting average, 5.10 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

Rangers: 6-4, .279 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs

INJURIES: Royals: Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (neck), Daniel Lynch: 15-Day IL (blister), Salvador Perez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Joel Payamps: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Rangers: Matt Bush: 15-Day IL (forearm), Eli White: 60-Day IL (wrist), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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