Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Guardians: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 6, 2024

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Jun 6, 2024 6:10 AM
The Kansas City Royals are set to take on the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 1:10 PM. The Guardians, led by their impressive 21-7 home record, will look to build on their 1-0 series lead over the Royals. With the Guardians' total record standing at 40-20, the Royals will need to bring their A-game to compete against the red-hot hosts.
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Royals vs Guardians starting pitchers

  • Tanner Bibee for Cleveland Guardians
  • Brady Singer for Kansas City Royals

Royals vs Guardians statistics

Stat Royals Guardians
Hits 523 (8th) 472 (21st)
Batting Average .253 (7th) .238 (16th)
Runs Batted In 292 (5th) 281 (7th)
Runs 302 (7th) 306 (Tied-3rd)
Home Runs 64 (15th) 66 (13th)
Walks 172 (Tied-25th) 188 (19th)
Stolen Bases 58 (6th) 57 (7th)
Strikeouts 436 (29th) 447 (27th)
Pitches 8739 (24th) 8531 (28th)

Cleveland Guardians recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 vs Kansas City Royals W 8-5
6/2/24 vs Washington Nationals L 5-2
6/1/24 vs Washington Nationals W 3-2
5/31/24 vs Washington Nationals W 7-1
5/29/24 @ Colorado Rockies L 7-4

Kansas City Royals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 8-5
6/2/24 vs San Diego Padres W 4-3
6/1/24 vs San Diego Padres L 7-3
5/31/24 vs San Diego Padres L 11-8
5/30/24 @ Minnesota Twins L 7-6

Royals vs Guardians predictions

It's shaping up to be an exciting clash between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Guardians. For the Royals, keep an eye on Bobby Witt Jr., who's been swinging a hot bat with a batting average over .300 and leading the team in home runs and RBIs. Another player to watch is Salvador Perez. Despite the challenges behind the plate, he continues to contribute significantly on the offensive side, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him drive in a couple of crucial runs tonight. On the mound, Brady Singer needs to maintain his impressive ERA of 2.63 to give the Royals a solid start.

Switching over to the Cleveland Guardians, Jose Ramirez appears primed to make an impact, considering his team-leading 16 homers and 58 RBIs. Ramirez has consistently shown he can change the game with a single swing. Tanner Bibee will take the hill for the Guardians, and his performances have been promising with a strong strikeout record this season. Watch for newcomers like Steven Kwan too; his ability to get on base and speed could be pivotal in building early pressure on the Royals.

Given the current form and statistics, this game promises to be tightly contested. However, considering the stronger home record of the Guardians and the consistent depth they've shown in both their lineup and bullpen, I'm leaning towards a Cleveland win tonight. Their ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities, especially at Progressive Field, might just tip the scales in what I expect to be a closely fought battle.

Cleveland Guardians injuries

  • Chase DeLauter (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Franco Aleman (RP): Day-To-Day
  • James Karinchak (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Nic Enright (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Eli Morgan (RP): 15-Day-IL

Kansas City Royals injuries

  • Michael Massey (2B): 10-Day-IL
  • Andrew Hoffmann (P): Day-To-Day
  • Kris Bubic (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Cayden Wallace (3B): Day-To-Day
  • Gavin Cross (RF): Day-To-Day

Royals vs Guardians game info

Venue Progressive Field
Location Cleveland, Ohio
First pitch Thu 1:10 PM
Temperature 69°
Chance of Rain 0%

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