Sailors take on Royals after France’s 5-hit game

Kansas City Royals (5-8, fifth in AL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (9-6, first in AL West)

Seattle; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY PITCHING: Royals: Carlos Hernandez (0-0, 7.27 ERA, 1.96 WHIP, one strikeout); Mariners: Robbie Ray (2-1, 4.19 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK ROW: Sailors -185, Royals +159; over/under is 7 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners take on the Kansas City Royals after Ty France had five hits against the Royals on Saturday.

Seattle is 6-2 in home games and 9-6 overall. Mariners pitchers have a collective ERA of 3.02, which ranks them third in the AL.

Kansas City is 5-5 at home and 5-8 overall. The Royals are 5-3 in games where they didn’t allow a home run.

Sunday’s game is the third time these teams have faced each other this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: France has three doubles, four home runs and 17 RBIs for the Mariners. JP Crawford is 12 for 35 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games.

Salvador Perez leads the Royals with six extra hits (one double and five home runs). Hunter Dozier is 10-for-35 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and five RBIs in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Mariners: 7-3, .264 batting average, 2.73 ERA, beat opponents by 26 runs

Royals: 3-7, .225 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by 12 runs

INJURIES: Sailors: Paul Sewald: 10 day IL (undisclosed), Luis Torrens: 10 day IL (covid-19), Mitch Haniger: 10 day IL (covid-19), Casey Sadler: 60 day IL ( shoulder), Sergio Romo: 10 day IL (shoulder), Kyle Lewis: 10 day IL (knee), Evan White: 10 day IL (sports hernia), Ken Giles: 10 day IL (finger)

Royals: Tyler Zuber: 60 Day HE (shoulder)

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

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