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Kansas City Royals (23-53)


Fri. 6/22 Sat. 6/23 Sun. 6/24 Mon. 6/25 Tue. 6/26
@ Hou 
W 1-0
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L 3-4
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@ Hou 
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST12:10 PM CST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT
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@ Mil 
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Balanced Astros look to win rubber match against Royals

HOUSTON -- It was yet another example of what the Houston Astros look like when their lineup depth flashes, their fourth win in their final at-bat this season offering a glimpse of potential even when everything didn't quite fall into place.

As the Astros (51-27) near the halfway point of the schedule on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals, they recognize fully that they will require more wins like the one they recorded on Saturday to keep pace in the chase for the best record in the American League.

They were handcuffed by a scuffling pitcher for seven innings before the bottom third of their order helped complete a game-tying rally in the ninth.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Merrifield.280
HR: M. Moustakas14
RBI: M. Moustakas48
SB: W. Merrifield16
W: J. Junis5
ERA: J. Junis4.43
Saves: B. Boyer1
K: J. Junis83
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Cleveland 4233.560-
Detroit 3641.4687
Minnesota 3340.4528
Chi White Sox 2551.32917.5
Kansas City 2353.30319.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .240 (18)
Runs: 272 (30)
Hits: 623 (18)
Home Runs: 62 (29)
Stolen Bases: 36 (16)
OBP: .301 (27)
SLG: .367 (29)
Total Bases: 954 (29)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.21 (30)
Runs Allowed: 415 (30)
Saves: 17 (26)
Strikeouts: 546 (30)
OpBA: .275 (29)
OBP: .343 (28)
SLG: .463 (29)
Run Support: 3.60 (29)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/23 L. Duda Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
6/23 L. Duda Removed From 10-Day DL (Right foot plantar fasciitis)
6/23 P. Orlando Sent to Minors
6/19 H. Fillmyer Called Up from Minors
6/18 L. Duda Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/16 J. Soler Fractured left toe (on 10-day DL)
5/29 B. Boyer Right lower back strain (on 10-day DL)
5/26 E. Skoglund Sprained left UCL (on 60-day DL)
5/16 C. Cuthbert Lower back strain (on 10-day DL)
5/14 L. Duda off 10-day DL
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