Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Royals.239337785.40
AL Central5th5th5th5th
American League 12th15th15th15th

Schedule

Wed Jul 4
L 2 - 3CLE
RECAP
Fri Jul 6
L 5 - 10BOS
RECAP
Sat Jul 7
L 4 - 15BOS
RECAP
Sun Jul 8
L 4 - 7BOS
RECAP
Mon Jul 9
L 1 - 3@MIN
RECAP
Tue Jul 10
W 9 - 4@MIN
RECAP
Wed Jul 11
L 5 - 8@MIN
RECAP
Fri Jul 13
L 6 - 9@CHW
RECAP
Sat Jul 14
W 5 - 0@CHW
RECAP
Sun Jul 15
L 1 - 10@CHW
RECAP
Fri Jul 20
8:15 pm ET
MIN
Sat Jul 21
7:15 pm ET
MIN
Sun Jul 22
2:15 pm ET
MIN
Mon Jul 23
8:15 pm ET
DET
Tue Jul 24
8:15 pm ET
DET
Wed Jul 25
2:15 pm ET
DET
Thu Jul 26
7:05 pm ET
@NYY
Fri Jul 27
7:05 pm ET
@NYY
Sat Jul 28
1:05 pm ET
@NYY
Sun Jul 29
1:05 pm ET
@NYY

Standings

AL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Cleveland44-3752-43
Minnesota38-3844-50
Detroit40-4841-57
Chicago28-5033-62
Kansas City24-6227-68
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Royals' Jason Adam: Sent down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Adam was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

A spot had to be cleared for Tuesday's starting pitcher, Ian Kennedy (oblique), and Adam was the roster casualty. Adam has had issues with the long ball, and he's compounded those issues with walks, but even so he figures to return in the second half when bullpen reinforcements are inevitably needed.

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Activated ahead of Tuesday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennedy (oblique) was activated from the disabled list and will start Tuesday against the Twins.

As expected, Kennedy will return to oppose Aaron Slegers after missing the minimum 10 days with the oblique injury. Kennedy's strikeout rate has rebounded from last year, but he continues to struggle mightily with the long ball -- he has a 1.67 HR/9 this season, his fourth consecutive season with a mark above 1.50. He's a high-risk option from start to start.

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Royals' Carlos Hernandez: Strikes out 12 at Low-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez struck out a career-high 12 batters over seven innings in Low-A Lexington's 2-1 win over Greensboro. He gave up one unearned run on four hits and two walks.

Hernandez hadn't whiffed more than five hitters in any of his last five outings, but the 21-year-old's big performance Monday bumped him up to a 9.4 K/9 rate through 12 starts on the campaign. That's roughly on par with the rate he delivered in the Appalachian League, but Hernandez has made more significant improvements with his control. He's trimmed his BB/9 down from 3.9 in 2017 to 2.8 this season.

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Cleared for Tuesday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennedy (oblique) will start Tuesday's game against the Twins.

The Royals are expected to formally activate Kennedy from the 10-day disabled list a few hours prior to the 8:10 p.m. EDT first pitch. Kennedy missed just one turn through the rotation due to the left oblique strain, with the Royals calling up Trevor Oaks from Triple-A Omaha to make a spot start in the right-hander's stead July 4.

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Royals' Danny Duffy: Strikes out nine in tough luck no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duffy struck out nine across six shutout innings and allowed just six hits and two walks but was stuck with a no-decision Monday against the Twins.

The Royals bullpen promptly blew the game by allowing two runs in the seventh after Duffy left. Duffy was masterful, though, as he used 13 swinging strikes and five groundball outs to mow down the Twins. He now has three quality starts in his last four appearances, including a couple of road outings against playoff frontrunners Milwaukee and Houston. Duffy will carry just a 4.89 ERA into his last start of the first half, though, as he has been prone to blowups, with seven starts already in which he has allowed five or more earned runs.

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2018 Team Leaders
AVGWhit Merrifield , 2B.307
HRMike Moustakas , 3B19
RBIMike Moustakas , 3B58
OBPWhit Merrifield , 2B.378
SLGMike Moustakas , 3B.466
RWhit Merrifield , 2B42
SBWhit Merrifield , 2B17
WJake Junis , SP5
ERADanny Duffy , SP4.59
WHIPJake Junis , SP1.29
KDanny Duffy , SP103
SVWily Peralta , RP2

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