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Hernandez scheduled to start for Kansas City against Cleveland

July 11, 2021 GMT

Kansas City Royals (36-53, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (45-42, second in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Carlos Hernandez (1-0, 4.57 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 30 strikeouts) Indians: Eli Morgan (1-3, 8.44 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland and Kansas City will play on Sunday.

The Indians are 24-19 on their home turf. Cleveland has a collective batting average of .229 this season, led by Jose Ramirez with an average of .264.

The Royals are 15-31 on the road. Kansas City has slugged .389 this season. Salvador Perez leads the team with a mark of .501.

The Indians won the last meeting 14-6. Cal Quantrill secured his first victory and Oscar Mercado went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Cleveland. Mike Minor took his eighth loss for Kansas City.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ramirez leads the Indians with 39 extra base hits and is slugging .531.

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Carlos Santana ranks second on the Royals with 15 home runs and is batting .246.

LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 3-7, .237 batting average, 5.14 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

Royals: 3-7, .232 batting average, 6.96 ERA, outscored by 30 runs

INJURIES: Indians: Cam Hill: (wrist), Aaron Civale: (finger), Shane Bieber: (shoulder), Eddie Rosario: (abdominal), Josh Naylor: (ankle), Jordan Luplow: (ankle).

Royals: Daniel Tillo: (undisclosed), Jesse Hahn: (shoulder), Wade Davis: (forearm), Ronald Bolanos: (flexor), Emmanuel Rivera: (hand), Adalberto Mondesi: (oblique), Salvador Perez: (back), Cam Gallagher: (shoulder).

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