Guardians vs. Royals MLB Preview (6/5/24): Starting Lineups, Odds, Stats, & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on June 5, 2024
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The Kansas City Royals are scheduled to play against the Cleveland Guardians at 6:40 p.m. ET on June 5 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. The game will be broadcast on BSGL. MLB Betting Odds list the Kansas City Royals at a moneyline of +105 and the Cleveland Guardians at -124.

Guardians vs. Royals Pre-Game Odds for June 5

The Guardians are slightly favored over the Kansas City Royals, according to MLB betting odds. With the Guardians moneyline odds set at -125 and the Royals at +105, the odds suggest a close game in this divisional showdown. The over/under across Ohio sportsbooks is set around 9.0, implying a final score of 5-4. Here’s a breakdown of the odds from various sportsbooks:

  • Bet365: Guardians -125, over/under 9.0
  • BetMGM: Guardians -125, over/under 9.0
  • FanDuel: Guardians -125, over/under 9.0
  • BetRivers: Guardians -125, over/under 9.0

Odds are subject to change for Guardians vs. Royals

Royals vs. Guardians projected starting lineups

Royals starting lineup

  1. 3B Maikel Garcia (R)
  2. SS Bobby Witt Jr. (R)
  3. 1B Vinnie Pasquantino (L)
  4. C Salvador Perez (R)
  5. DH Nelson Velázquez (R)
  6. 2B Adam Frazier (L)
  7. LF MJ Melendez (L)
  8. RF Hunter Renfroe (R)
  9. CF Kyle Isbel (L)

Guardians starting lineup

  1. LF Steven Kwan (L)
  2. CF Tyler Freeman (R)
  3. 3B José Ramírez (S)
  4. 1B Josh Naylor (L)
  5. RF Will Brennan (L)
  6. 2B Andrés Giménez (L)
  7. DH Kyle Manzardo (L)
  8. C Bo Naylor (L)
  9. SS Brayan Rocchio (S)

Guardians vs. Royals Projected Starting Pitchers

(KC) Brady Singer (R)4-22.631.1225.07.4
(CLE) Nick Sandlin (R)4-02.770.7728.48.8

Guardians vs. Royals Injuries for Wednesday

Kansas City Royals:

  • Jordan Lyles (SP) on the restricted list due to personal reasons, out since April 20.
  • Michael Wacha (SP) with a left foot fracture, expected return in late-June.
  • Brady Singer (SP) probable for next start after illness.
  • Josh Taylor (RP) out with a left biceps nerve injury, expected to miss first half of 2024 season.
  • Kyle Wright (SP) out for 2024 season recovering from shoulder surgery.

Cleveland Guardians:

  • Shane Bieber (SP) out for 2024 season with elbow injury.
  • Trevor Stephan (RP), James Karinchak (RP), and Gavin Williams (SP) all out with elbow injuries.
  • Eli Morgan (RP) out with right elbow inflammation, placed on the 15-day injured list.

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Kansas City Royals Team Stats

The Kansas City Royals are currently the second place team in the AL Central with a 36-26 record. Over the last 10 games, the Royals have a 3-7 record, including a loss to the Cleveland Guardians in their last game. Key season stats include:

  • Runs per game: 4.9
  • Team average: .253
  • Team home runs: 64
  • Team Stolen bases: 58
  • Team ERA: 3.60
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 483

Cleveland Guardians Team Stats

The Cleveland Guardians lead the AL Central, entering tonight’s game against the Royals with a 40-20 record. They are 7-3 over their last 10 games, including a Monday victory against the Royals. As they host the upcoming game, the Guardians aim to extend their divisional lead over the Royals from 5 to 6 games. Key season stats include:

  • Runs per game: 5.1
  • Team average: .238
  • Team home runs: 66
  • Team Stolen bases: 57
  • Team ERA: 3.50
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 540

MLB Betting Odds favor the Cleveland Guardians as they face the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field, making this match a crucial one for both teams.

Player Stats for Guardians vs. Royals

Key players for this game include the Royals’ Bobby Witt Jr. and the Guardians’ José Ramtírez. Witt Jr. leads the Royals with a stellar batting average and 11 home runs on the season, while Ramírez tops the Guardians in similar categories. The recent assignment of Joey Cantillo to Triple-A Columbus could also influence team dynamics for the Guardians.

Kansas City Royals Stat Leaders Ahead of Wednesday’s Game

Bobby Witt Jr. stands out for the Royals, leading the team in most offensive categories. His performance — along with contributions from teammates like Maikel Garcia and Salvador Perez — positions Kansas City strongly for the upcoming match against the Cleveland Guardians.

  • AVG Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. .319
  • HR Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. 11
  • RBI Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. 46
  • Runs Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. 54
  • SB Leader: Bobby Witt Jr. 17

Cleveland Guardians Stat Leaders Ahead of Wednesday’s Game

José Ramírez is a key figure for the Guardians, leading in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. His performance, along with the strategic plays from Josh Naylor and Tyler Freeman, could sway MLB betting odds in favor of Cleveland in their home game against the Royals.

  • AVG Leader: José Ramírez .272
  • HR Leader: José Ramírez 16
  • RBI Leader: José Ramírez 58
  • Runs Leader: José Ramírez 46
  • SB Leader: José Ramírez 9
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