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Kansas City Royals (29-18)


Wed. 5/27 Fri. 5/29 Sat. 5/30 Sun. 5/31 Tue. 6/2
@ NYY
L 2-4
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@ ChC
W 8-4
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@ ChC
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@ ChC
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vs. Cle
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Royals-Cubs Preview

(AP) -- The Kansas City Royals' lineup hasn't been performing consistently lately but had one of its better efforts in the series opener against the Chicago Cubs.

They might have an opportunity to build on their showing with Alex Rios expected to return from injury Saturday night at Wrigley Field.

Kansas City (29-18) is batting .246 and averaging 3.5 runs in its last 11 games, a significant decrease from its .291 average and 5.1 runs per contest in its first 36. The Royals have scored three runs or fewer seven times in the last 11, including each of their season-high four consecutive losses.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Moustakas.322
HR: E. Hosmer7
RBI: K. Morales37
SB: L. Cain9
W: J. Guthrie4
ERA: E. Volquez2.95
Saves: W. Davis7
K: E. Volquez48
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 2918.617-
Minnesota 2819.5961
Detroit 2822.5602.5
Chi White Sox 2225.4687
Cleveland 2226.4587.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .282 (1)
Runs: 223 (2)
Hits: 455 (3)
Home Runs: 37 (25)
Stolen Bases: 28 (13)
OBP: .331 (5)
SLG: .426 (3)
Total Bases: 688 (6)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.53 (6)
Runs Allowed: 173 (4)
Saves: 14 (14)
Strikeouts: 317 (28)
OpBA: .234 (2)
OBP: .303 (7)
SLG: .366 (7)
Run Support: 4.83 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/30 P. Orlando Sent to Minors
5/30 A. Rios Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
5/30 A. Rios Removed From 15-Day DL (Fractured left hand)
5/26 J. Vargas Removed From 15-Day DL (Left flexor strain)
5/25 D. Duffy Placed on 15-Day DL (Left biceps tendinitis)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/19 G. Holland Stiff neck (day-to-day)
5/17 D. Duffy Left biceps tendinitis (on 15-day DL)
5/16 B. Flynn Torn left latissimus dorsi (on 60-day DL)
5/6 J. Vargas off 15-day DL
5/4 E. Kratz Plantar fasciitis, left foot (on 15-day DL)
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