Royals-Rangers Friday glance
Kansas City Royals (33-40, third in the AL Central) vs. Texas Rangers (27-48, fifth in the AL West)
Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas; Friday, 7:05 p.m. CDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Mike Minor (6-4, 4.48 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 92 strikeouts) Rangers: Dane Dunning (2-6, 4.71 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 71 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -107, Royals -109; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Whit Merrifield and the Royals will take on the Rangers Friday.
The Rangers are 17-21 on their home turf. Texas's lineup has 84 home runs this season, Adolis Garcia leads the club with 20 homers.
The Royals are 15-21 on the road. Kansas City has a team on-base percentage of .307, led by Carlos Santana with a mark of .364.
The Rangers won the last meeting 7-3. Jordan Lyles secured his first victory and Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Texas. Brady Singer took his first loss for Kansas City.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 84 hits and has 28 RBIs.
Whit Merrifield ranks second on the Royals with 79 hits and is batting .272.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 2-8, .236 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by 18 runs
Royals: 3-7, .261 batting average, 5.87 ERA, outscored by 19 runs
INJURIES: Rangers: Hunter Wood: (elbow), Jose Leclerc: (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: (elbow), Kyle Cody: (right shoulder), Matt Bush: (elbow), Kohei Arihara: (finger), David Dahl: (rib), Ronald Guzman: (knee), Sam Huff: (hamstring).
Royals: Daniel Tillo: (undisclosed), Jesse Hahn: (shoulder), Ronald Bolanos: (flexor), Andrew Benintendi: (rib), Adalberto Mondesi: (oblique), Salvador Perez: (undisclosed), Cam Gallagher: (shoulder).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.