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Kansas City Royals (16-33)


Tue. 5/22 Wed. 5/23 Thu. 5/24 Fri. 5/25 Sat. 5/26
@ StL
W 5-1
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@ StL
W 5-2
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KC 2 - 0 Tex
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@ Tex
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Rangers, Royals bring winning feeling into four-game set

The Texas Rangers are on an offensive roll and look to continue that recent prowess on Thursday as they open a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.

Kansas City will send left-hander Danny Duffy (1-6, 6.88 ERA) to the mound for the series opener while the Rangers will counter with Austin Bibens-Dirkx (0-0, 0.00), who was called up from Triple-A Round Rock to make his season debut.

Texas outbashed New York on Wednesday, beating the Yankees 12-10. Jurickson Profar's three-run double in the sixth was the go-ahead hit that allowed the Rangers to win for the second straight night and snap the Yankees' string of eight consecutive winning series.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Jay.293
HR: M. Moustakas10
RBI: M. Moustakas31
SB: W. Merrifield12
W: J. Junis5
ERA: J. Junis3.52
Saves: K. Herrera10
K: J. Junis55
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Cleveland 2423.511-
Minnesota 2124.4672
Detroit 2128.4294
Kansas City 1633.3279
Chi White Sox 1532.3199
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (10)
Runs: 192 (24)
Hits: 427 (7)
Home Runs: 42 (29)
Stolen Bases: 23 (15)
OBP: .318 (14)
SLG: .383 (25)
Total Bases: 643 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.39 (30)
Runs Allowed: 275 (29)
Saves: 12 (11)
Strikeouts: 344 (30)
OpBA: .282 (29)
OBP: .341 (28)
SLG: .475 (29)
Run Support: 3.96 (27)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/19 C. Cuthbert Placed on 10-Day DL (Lower back strain)
5/19 M. Mariot Signed to a Minor League Contract
5/19 R. Torres Called Up from Minors
5/14 H. Dozier Called Up from Minors
5/14 L. Duda Placed on 10-Day DL (Right foot plantar fasciitis)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/16 C. Cuthbert Lower back strain (on 10-day DL)
5/14 L. Duda Right foot plantar fasciitis (on 10-day DL)
4/22 J. Grimm Lower back stiffness (on 10-day DL)
4/14 P. Orlando Sore knee (day-to-day)
4/9 A. Gordon off 10-day DL
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