Royals square off against the Mariners with series tied 1-1
Seattle Mariners (83-68, second in the AL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (62-89, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Luis Castillo (7-6, 2.85 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 154 strikeouts); Royals: Max Castillo (0-0)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners -186, Royals +157; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners play on Sunday with the winner claiming the three-game series.
Kansas City is 62-89 overall and 38-42 in home games. The Royals are 26-63 in games when they have given up at least one home run.
Seattle is 83-68 overall and 44-36 on the road. The Mariners have a 55-9 record in games when they scored at least five runs.
The matchup Sunday is the sixth time these teams square off this season. The Mariners have a 4-1 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Salvador Perez has 22 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 74 RBI while hitting .255 for the Royals. Bobby Witt Jr. is 14-for-42 with four doubles over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 5-5, .270 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Mariners: 4-6, .217 batting average, 3.96 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
INJURIES: Royals: Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (biceps), Taylor Clarke: 15-Day IL (oblique), Angel Zerpa: 60-Day IL (knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Mariners: Julio Rodriguez: 10-Day IL (back), Eugenio Suarez: 10-Day IL (finger), Ryan Borucki: 15-Day IL (forearm), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
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