Royals host Diamondbacks in first of 2-game series | Sport

Arizona Diamondbacks (55-66, fourth in NL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (50-74, fourth in AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Tuesday, 8:10 PM EDT

PITCHING PROBABILITY: Diamondbacks: Zach Davis (2-4, 3.99 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Royals: Jonathan Heasley (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Diamondbacks -125, Royals +105; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

OUTCOME: The Kansas City Royals host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday to open a two-game series.

Kansas City is 50-74 overall and 30-34 in home games. Royals hitters are batting a collective .242, which ranks seventh in the AL.

Arizona is 55-66 overall and 23-34 in road games. The Diamondbacks are 26-54 in games where they have given up at least one home run.

Tuesday’s game is the third game between these teams this season.

TOP HITTERS: Hunter Dozier has 21 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 35 RBI for the Royals. Vinny Pasquantino is 10 for 29 with a double and two home runs over his last 10 games.

Dolton Warshaw has 18 doubles, three triples and 16 home runs for the Diamondbacks. Christian Walker is 11 for 36 with two doubles and three home runs over his last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 3-7, .194 ERA, 4.76 ERA, 28 RBI

Diamondbacks: 4-6, .233 batting average, 4.55 ERA, hit by eight runs

INJURIES: Royals: Vinny Pasquantino: Day-to-day (shoulder), Zack Greinke: Day-to-day (forearm), Taylor Clarke: 15-day IL (split), Edward Olivares: 60-day IL (quadriceps), Angel Zerpa: 60-day IL (knee), Jake Brentz: 60-day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-day IL (shoulder)

Diamondbacks: Kyle Nelson: 15-day IL (back), Tyler Gilbert: 60-day IL (elbow), Caleb Smith: 15-day IL (hand), Keinan Middleton: 15-day IL (ankle), Humberto Castellanos: 60 -Day IL (elbow), Nick Ahmed: 60-day IL (shoulder)

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