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Chicago Cubs (25-22)


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vs. Was 
W 3-2
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vs. Was 
L 0-3
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vs. KC 
L 4-8
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vs. KC 
4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 PM CT
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vs. KC 
11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT

Royals-Cubs Preview

(AP) -- The Kansas City Royals' lineup hasn't been performing consistently lately but had one of its better efforts in the series opener against the Chicago Cubs.

They might have an opportunity to build on their showing with Alex Rios expected to return from injury Saturday night at Wrigley Field.

Kansas City (29-18) is batting .246 and averaging 3.5 runs in its last 11 games, a significant decrease from its .291 average and 5.1 runs per contest in its first 36. The Royals have scored three runs or fewer seven times in the last 11, including each of their season-high four consecutive losses.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Rizzo.315
HR: A. Rizzo9
RBI: K. Bryant32
SB: D. Fowler11
W: J. Arrieta4
ERA: J. Hammel2.98
Saves: H. Rondon9
K: J. Arrieta67
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 3216.667-
Chi Cubs 2522.5326.5
Pittsburgh 2523.5217
Cincinnati 2027.42611.5
Milwaukee 1633.32716.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .240 (23)
Runs: 193 (19)
Hits: 386 (25)
Home Runs: 48 (13)
Stolen Bases: 43 (4)
OBP: .318 (11)
SLG: .388 (18)
Total Bases: 623 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.73 (12)
Runs Allowed: 196 (12)
Saves: 11 (21)
Strikeouts: 413 (6)
OpBA: .244 (10)
OBP: .300 (5)
SLG: .395 (15)
Run Support: 4.07 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/28 P. Coke Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
5/26 P. Coke Released
5/19 M. Baxter Purchased From Minors
5/19 P. Coke Designated for Assignment
5/19 J. Lake Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/5 C. Denorfia Strained left hamstring (on 15-day DL)
4/22 D. Fowler Left game - right groin tightness (day-to-day)
4/16 N. Ramirez Right shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
4/15 M. Olt Hairline fracture, right wrist (on 60-day DL)
4/9 T. La Stella Strained right oblique (on 15-day DL)
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