It’s certainly not time to panic yet, but the Kansas City Royals have been suffering through a major power outage lately. The Royals, losers of four in a row, haven’t gotten much contributions from their top players. Alex Gordon is batting .213 with five RBI and 29 strikeouts through 22 games, and Alcides Escobar is batting .223 in the leadoff spot.
- The Royals are 5-0 in Ventura's last 5 Saturday starts.
- The UNDER is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings in Seattle.
- The Royals are 12-4 in their last 16 games following a loss.
The Mariners are in the opposite spot right now. Seattle has won 10 of its last 14 thanks to solid contributions throughout the lineup. The M’s have homered at least once in eight straight games.
Yordano Ventura (2-0, 2.35 ERA) and Wade Miley (1-2, 7.04) are scheduled to get the start for the Royals and Mariners, respectively. Miley has allowed a total of 14 runs on 26 hits in 15 plus innings over his first three starts in Washington. Ventura is 11-1 with a 3.03 ERA over his last 18 outings and owns a 3.24 ERA in four career starts versus Seattle.