July 15, 2024

Kansas City Royals strike deal for Minnesota Twins midfielder…

The KC Royals are certainly, undoubtedly, indisputably, playing some ball.

Four home runs and situational hitting lifted Kansas City to a 10-3 victory over the visiting Cleveland Guardians Friday night. The win secures the Royals a series split over the AL Central leader, but a win Saturday would secure their second straight series win and a win over Cleveland, who still owns the best record in the American League (51-29).

The Royals have a 3-1 record against the Guardians this season after splitting a two-game series earlier this month in Cleveland. The Royals have a 7-3 record against the Guardians in their past 10 games, stretching all the way back to the All-Star break of last season. In their last six matchups at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals have outscored the Guardians 35–19 (+16).

Come for Bo Jackson’s Royals Hall of Fame ceremony and stay to see Kansas City play winning baseball. Let us have a look at today’s starters and who will bat for both teams.

The Royals ace is making his first start against the Guardians while wearing a Royals uniform today. Ragans looks to follow up on his masterful Monday performance against the Miami Marlins, where he tossed a quality start and struck out 11 batters. The 2024 Opening Day starter is elite within Kauffman Stadium, going 3-0 with a 0.87 ERA across his last five home starts. Ragans doesn’t have much experience pitching against these Cleveland batters, but the Cy Young hopeful has ample momentum heading into this afternoon’s matchup.

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