Kansas City Royals (39-60, fifth in the AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (67-33, first in the AL East)
New York; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Kris Bubic (2-6, 5.66 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 55 strikeouts); Yankees: Gerrit Cole (9-3, 3.09 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 153 strikeouts)
LINE: Yankees -363, Royals +287; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals look to stop their three-game losing streak with a win over the New York Yankees.
New York is 67-33 overall and 38-12 in home games. The Yankees have the second-best team slugging percentage in MLB play at .441.
Kansas City has a 17-30 record on the road and a 39-60 record overall. The Royals have a 14-9 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.
The teams square off Friday for the fifth time this season. The Yankees lead the season series 4-0.
TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Rizzo has 16 doubles, a triple, 23 home runs and 58 RBI while hitting .219 for the Yankees. Aaron Judge is 17-for-37 with two doubles and eight home runs over the last 10 games.
Hunter Dozier has 20 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 33 RBI for the Royals. Bobby Witt Jr. is 7-for-23 with a double and a home run over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 5-5, .259 batting average, 3.35 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs
Royals: 3-7, .257 batting average, 3.41 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
INJURIES: Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton: 10-Day IL (achilles), Michael King: 60-Day IL (elbow), Miguel Castro: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Luis Severino: 15-Day IL (lat), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ben Rortvedt: 60-Day IL (oblique), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Royals: Angel Zerpa: 15-Day IL (knee), Bobby Witt Jr.: day-to-day (hamstring), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Daniel Lynch: 15-Day IL (blister), Jon Heasley: 15-Day IL (shoudler), Salvador Perez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.