Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 16, 2024

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Jun 16, 2024 6:14 AM
The Kansas City Royals travel to Dodger Stadium to face the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at 4:10 PM. The series is currently tied at 1-1, with the Dodgers looking to capitalize on their strong 23-15 home record. Expect a thrilling matchup as the Royals aim to improve their 16-17 road record against the division-leading Dodgers.
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Royals vs Dodgers starting pitchers

  • Tyler Glasnow for Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Brady Singer for Kansas City Royals

Royals vs Dodgers statistics

Stat Royals Dodgers
Hits 605 (7th) 626 (3rd)
Batting Average .251 (7th) .256 (3rd)
Runs Batted In 340 (4th) 341 (3rd)
Runs 351 (5th) 355 (3rd)
Home Runs 71 (Tied-16th) 95 (3rd)
Walks 210 (19th) 276 (2nd)
Stolen Bases 67 (Tied-5th) 44 (Tied-16th)
Strikeouts 496 (28th) 590 (12th)
Pitches 10191 (17th) 11128 (1st)

Los Angeles Dodgers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/15/24 vs Kansas City Royals L 7-2
6/14/24 vs Kansas City Royals W 4-3
6/13/24 vs Texas Rangers L 3-1
6/12/24 vs Texas Rangers L 3-2
6/11/24 vs Texas Rangers W 15-2

Kansas City Royals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/15/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers W 7-2
6/14/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers L 4-3
6/13/24 vs New York Yankees W 4-3
6/12/24 vs New York Yankees L 11-5
6/11/24 vs New York Yankees L 10-1

Royals vs Dodgers predictions

Heading into the game against the Dodgers, the Royals have some players who seem poised to make a significant impact. Look for Bobby Witt Jr., whose impressive batting average and effective play appear perfectly slated to challenge the Dodgers' pitching. Meanwhile, Salvador Perez, despite nursing a knee spraint, has consistently delivered powerful home runs and could add some crucial RBIs if he makes it into the lineup. Additionally, keep an eye on Brady Singer on the mound; his ERA and WHIP suggest he's got the chops to handle high-pressure situations against some of LA's best batters.

On the flip side, the Los Angeles Dodgers aren't lacking in firepower either. Mookie Betts, consistently a top performer, is expected to be a tough out with his knack for getting on base and making big plays happen. Moreover, Tyler Glasnow, taking the hill for the Dodgers, has a track record this season that suggests he might rack up the strikeouts against the Royals. With Teoscar Hernandez's power at the plate, evidenced by his leading home run count, the Royals' pitchers will need to tread carefully to keep him contained.

Considering the depth and current form of both teams' lineups, this matchup is shaping up to be a thrilling encounter. While the Royals have potential game-changers in their ranks, the Dodgers' blend of solid pitching and powerful batting might just tilt the scales in their favor. Expect Los Angeles to take advantage of their home field and strong lineup to potentially secure a win in what promises to be a closely contested game.

Los Angeles Dodgers injuries

  • Connor Brogdon (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Kyle Hurt (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Bobby Miller (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto (SP): Out
  • Joe Kelly (RP): 15-Day-IL

Kansas City Royals injuries

  • Josh Taylor (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Salvador Perez (C): Day-To-Day
  • Kris Bubic (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Hunter Renfroe (RF): 10-Day-IL
  • Michael Wacha (SP): 15-Day-IL

Royals vs Dodgers game info

Venue Dodger Stadium
Location Los Angeles, California
First pitch Sun 4:10 PM
Temperature 70°
Chance of Rain 0%

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