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Kansas City Royals (14-31)


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W 5-2
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L 3-8
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Royals' pitchers struggle heading into series with Cardinals

Kansas City Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy, who starts Monday night's series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, enters the game 1-4 with a 4.98 ERA.

That makes him Kansas City's second-best starter in terms of ERA. It helps explain why the Royals are 14-32 in the American League Central, the majors' weakest division, with the second-worst run differential in baseball at minus-86.

Three of Kansas City's starters sport ERAs of more than 6.00, including Danny Duffy, who at times during his career has looked like one of the best left-handers in the AL.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Soler.303
HR: M. Moustakas10
RBI: M. Moustakas31
SB: W. Merrifield12
W: J. Junis5
ERA: J. Junis3.51
Saves: K. Herrera9
K: J. Junis48
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Cleveland 2223.489-
Minnesota 1923.4521.5
Detroit 2026.4352.5
Kansas City 1432.3048.5
Chi White Sox 1330.3028
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (4)
Runs: 181 (24)
Hits: 401 (7)
Home Runs: 39 (29)
Stolen Bases: 22 (15)
OBP: .323 (11)
SLG: .392 (23)
Total Bases: 607 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.45 (30)
Runs Allowed: 256 (30)
Saves: 11 (10)
Strikeouts: 308 (29)
OpBA: .281 (30)
OBP: .342 (28)
SLG: .474 (29)
Run Support: 4.07 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/19 C. Cuthbert Placed on 10-Day DL (Lower back strain)
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)
5/14 J. Grimm Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
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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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