Royals host the Dodgers to begin 3-game series

August 12, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Dodgers (77-33, first in the NL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (47-66, fourth in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (13-1, 2.30 ERA, .89 WHIP, 102 strikeouts); Royals: Daniel Lynch (4-7, 4.79 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 86 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -233, Royals +190; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday to open a three-game series.

Kansas City is 47-66 overall and 28-32 at home. Royals hitters are batting a collective .247, which ranks sixth in the AL.

Los Angeles has a 37-18 record on the road and a 77-33 record overall. The Dodgers have gone 58-4 in games when they scored at least five runs.

The matchup Friday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bobby Witt Jr. has 19 doubles, five triples and 15 home runs while hitting .256 for the Royals. MJ Melendez is 10-for-37 with a double and four home runs over the past 10 games.

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Trea Turner has 30 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 81 RBI while hitting .308 for the Dodgers. Mookie Betts is 15-for-45 with five doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 6-4, .265 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs

Dodgers: 10-0, .304 batting average, 2.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 45 runs

INJURIES: Royals: Taylor Clarke: 15-Day IL (oblique), Edward Olivares: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Angel Zerpa: 60-Day IL (knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Dodgers: Max Muncy: day-to-day (hand), Yency Almonte: 15-Day IL (elbow), Clayton Kershaw: 15-Day IL (back), Brusdar Graterol: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Daniel Hudson: 60-Day IL (acl), Edwin Rios: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Walker Buehler: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Pillar: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tommy Kahnle: 60-Day IL (forearm), Blake Treinen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Victor Gonzalez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Danny Duffy: 60-Day IL (hand), Jimmy Nelson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dustin May: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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