Kansas City Royals (23-42, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Angels (33-36, second in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Monday, 9:38 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Kris Bubic (0-4, 8.36 ERA, 1.89 WHIP, 24 strikeouts); Angels: Noah Syndergaard (4-5, 3.53 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 35 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -190, Royals +160; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels start a three-game series at home against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.
Los Angeles has a 33-36 record overall and a 17-18 record in home games. The Angels have hit 84 total home runs to rank sixth in MLB play.
Kansas City has a 23-42 record overall and an 11-21 record on the road. The Royals have a 14-8 record in games when they scored at least five runs.
The teams meet Monday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mike Trout has 15 doubles, a triple, 21 home runs and 43 RBI for the Angels. Jared Walsh is 11-for-33 with a double, a triple, two home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.
Whit Merrifield has 13 doubles, three home runs and 28 RBI while hitting .226 for the Royals. Bobby Witt Jr. is 13-for-37 with two doubles, a triple and a home run over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 5-5, .214 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored by two runs
Royals: 5-5, .244 batting average, 3.83 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
INJURIES: Angels: Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), Austin Warren: 15-Day IL (tricep), David Fletcher: 60-Day IL (hip), Cooper Criswell: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)
Royals: Joel Payamps: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Zack Greinke: 15-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)