Kansas City Royals (44-80, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (39-85, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Jorge Lopez (1-7, 6.51 ERA) Orioles: John Means (8-8, 3.76 ERA)
LINE: Orioles favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Baltimore enters the matchup as losers of their last seven games.
The Orioles are 18-43 on their home turf. Baltimore has a collective on-base percentage of .305, led by Trey Mancini with a mark of .343.
The Royals are 20-41 on the road. Kansas City has slugged .400 this season. Hunter Dozier leads the club with a .563 slugging percentage, including 52 extra-base hits and 22 home runs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mancini leads the Orioles with 29 home runs and is slugging .535. Renato Nunez is 8-for-32 with a double, two home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Baltimore.
Jorge Soler leads the Royals with 60 extra base hits and has 88 RBIs. Dozier is 14-for-39 with three doubles, two triples, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 1-9, .242 batting average, 9.87 ERA, outscored by 51 runs
Royals: 4-6, .204 batting average, 4.08 ERA
Orioles Injuries: Josh Rogers: (elbow), Alex Cobb: (lumbar strain), DJ Stewart: (concussion), Dwight Smith Jr.: (calf), Mark Trumbo: (knee), Chance Sisco: (groin).
Royals Injuries: Trevor Oaks: (hip), Jesse Hahn: (elbow), Danny Duffy: (hamstring), Adalberto Mondesi: (shoulder), Salvador Perez: (elbow), Cam Gallagher: (oblique).