On Tuesday, the Kansas City Royals play the second game of their road series against the Los Angeles Angels.
The two open the series on Monday. The Royals lost on Sunday to Oakland 5-1 for their second loss in the last three games. The Royals have now lost 21 of their 31 home games this season.
The Angels were victorious on Sunday beating the Texas Rangers 3-1. Tyler Skaggs threw six shutout innings allowing four hits and was helped with a home run off the bat of Justin Upton. The Angels are trying desperately to keep contact with the top two teams (Seattle and Houston) in the AL West, and now trail by 5 ½ games.
Jon Jay leads the Royals with a .303 batting average and team high 70 hits. Mike Moustakas is the team leader in home runs with 12 and RBIs with 39. Kansas City has a team batting average of .255 while opposing hitters are averaging .278 at the plate against Royals pitching. On Tuesday, the Royals will send Brad Keller to the mound. The right-hander this season is 1-1 with an ERA of 2.13, 16 Ks and 8 BBs.
Andrelton Simmons leads Los Angeles with a .336 batting average and team high 71 hits. Mike Trout is the team leader in home runs with 19 and RBIs with 37. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .247 while opposing hitters are averaging .241 at the plate against Angels pitching. On Tuesday, the Angels will send Andrew Heaney to the mound. The left-hander this season is 2-4 with an ERA of 3.66, 54 Ks and 18 BBs