Gilbert expected to start as Seattle hosts Kansas City

The Mariners are 37-26 in home games in 2020. Seattle Hitters have posted a team on base percentage of 0.297 this season, led by Ty France with a 0.357 mark.

Kansas City Royals (57-70, fourth in AL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (69-59, third in AL West)

Seattle; Friday, 10:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING LIKELIHOODS: Royals: Kris Bubic (4-6, 4.94 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 82 strikeouts) Mariners: Logan Gilbert (5-5, 5.16 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 92 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners -170, Royals +150; over / under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Seattle and Kansas City meet on Friday.

The Mariners are 37-26 in home games in 2020. Seattle Hitters have posted a team on base percentage of 0.297 this season, led by Ty France with a 0.357 mark.

The Royals are 25-39 on their way. Kansas City has hit 128 team homers this season. Salvador Perez leads the club at 35, averaging one in every 13.9 for bats.

The Royals won the last meeting 6-4. Ervin Santana took his first win, and Perez went 1-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs for Kansas City. Joe Smith suffered his second Seattle defeat.

TOP PERFORMER: Kyle Seager leads the Mariners with 52 additional base hits and beats .218.

Perez leads the Royals with 54 additional base hits and 86 RBIs.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Mariners: 6-4, .228 batting average, 5.09 ERA, exceeded by 16 runs

Royals: 7-3, 0.261 batting average, 2.29 ERA, outperforming opponents by 17 runs

INJURIES: Sailors: Justus Sheffield: (not known), James Paxton: (left forearm), Ljay Newsome: (elbow), Andres Munoz: (elbow), Nick Margevicius: (shoulder), Ken Giles: (elbow), Justin Dunn : (Shoulder), Diego Castillo: (shoulder), Shed Long Jr .: (shin), Kyle Lewis: (knee), Sam Haggerty: (shoulder), Evan White: (hip).

Royals: Josh Staumont: (not known), Greg Holland: (shoulder), Jesse Hahn: (shoulder), Jake Brentz: (shoulder), Ronald Bolanos: (flexor), Carlos Santana: (hip), Adalberto Mondesi: (oblique ).

The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data.

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