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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Royals try to break road slide, face Giants

Kansas City Royals (20-40, fifth in AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (20-40, fifth in AL Central) San Francisco Giants (34-26, third in NL West)

San Francisco; Tuesday, 9:45 p.m. EDT

Pitching Prospects: Royals: Chris Bubic (0-3, 9.13 ERA, 2.03 whips, 18 strikeouts); Giants: Logan Webb (5-2, 3.77 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 59 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Giants-254, Royals +209; over/under is 8 runs

Bottom line: The Kansas City Royals hit the road to end a five-game road slide against the San Francisco Giants.

San Francisco has an 18–13 record at home and a 34–26 overall record. The Giants are 25-4 in the game when they have scored at least five runs.

Kansas City is 8-19 at the Road Games and 20-40 on aggregate. The Royals have an eighth-ranked team batting average in the AL at .239.

Tuesday’s match is the second time this season that these teams are facing each other.

Top Performer: Jock Pedersen slugging .556 to lead the Giants with 13 home runs. Thyro Estrada is 9-for-31 in the last 10 games with triples, two home runs and six RBIs.

Salvador Perez led the Royals with nine home runs, slugging .419. Bobby Witt Jr. is 12-for-36 in the last 10 games with a double, a triple, a home run and four RBIs.

Last 10 games: Giants: 7-3, .220 batting average, 2.60 ERA, beat opponents by 21 runs

Royals: 4-6, .257 batting average, 5.16 ERA, outscore by eight runs

Injuries: Giants: Jacob Junis: 15-Day Heel (Waist), Evan Longoria: Day-Day (Waist), Alex Cobb: 15-Day Heel (Neck Strain), Brandon Belt: 10-Day Heel (Knee) , Lamonte Wade Jr.: 10-day IL (left knee), Anthony Descalafny: 60-day IL (ankle), Steven Duggar: 60-day IL (oblique), Matthew Boyd: 60-day IL (elbow)

Royals: Joel Pemps: 15-Day IL (Unknown), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (Flexor), Matt Peacock: 15-Day IL (Unknown), Gabe Spear: 15-Day IL (Unknown), Jack Greinke: 15 -Day IL (Flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (Knee), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (Quadricep), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (Hamstring), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (Shoulder)

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