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MLB : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 9/19/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
KANSAS CITY  FILLMYER )
 
PITTSBURGH  ARCHER )
+1.5  -110

-1.5  -110
+200

-220

7.5ov
 
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Final
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KANSAS CITY (52 - 99) at PITTSBURGH (76 - 74)
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Wednesday, 9/19/2018 7:05 PM
HEATH FILLMYER (R) vs. CHRIS ARCHER (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
977KANSAS CITY+185Ov 8,+105+187Ov 7.5,-120
978PITTSBURGH-200Un 8,-125-205Un 7.5,+100
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games52-99-26.866-743.90.2450.3000.3820.6825.20.2750.3410.4360.777
Road Games22-52-14.332-383.70.2330.2850.3660.6515.20.2810.3480.4470.795
vs Right-handed Starters36-70-21.450-484.00.2460.2980.3880.6875.30.2810.3460.4440.790
Past 7 Games3-4-0.85-25.60.2810.3430.4410.7844.70.2990.3490.4350.785
Grass Games52-92-19.863-724.00.2460.3010.3810.6835.10.2720.3380.4330.771
Night Games34-63-16.741-474.00.2510.3100.3850.6965.10.2730.3400.4310.771
Interleague4-13-5.64-122.50.2020.2610.3010.5624.80.2730.3270.4210.748
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2450.30015151191255243251360.3825604041220869931396713550
Road Games3.70.2330.2857425475931047740.3662661866533848453445724
Righty Starters4.00.2460.2981063604886169181030.3884102708555867193499338
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games5.091.538505.33042865457323241018-35302356.6%
Road Games5.071.585236147133262371121986-21151255.6%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games76-74+3.166-744.30.2530.3130.3990.7124.30.2510.3120.3970.709
Home Games42-34+331-404.10.2570.3210.3940.7143.90.2480.3110.3880.700
vs Right-handed Starters57-50+8.841-574.30.2540.3120.3990.7114.00.2420.3000.3810.682
Past 7 Games5-2+4.13-44.00.2580.3260.3580.6844.40.2430.2980.4100.708
Grass Games76-74+3.166-744.30.2530.3130.3990.7124.30.2510.3120.3970.709
Night Games47-49-0.947-414.50.2610.3230.4020.7254.70.2610.3220.4130.735
Interleague14-5+9.611-85.60.2830.3500.4420.7924.30.2580.3090.4240.733
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.30.2530.31315050751285247361410.3996214401149629991389711760
Home Games4.10.2570.32176250064212419600.3942992355453552866496434
Righty Starters4.30.2540.3121073613918167291000.3994463048154970993617741
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.091.392502.32502284795022053722-21371867.3%
Home Games3.421.382270.71131032492612527415-720871.4%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/5/2018KELLER(R)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)1-3L2608.5 evU2221090
9/7/2018FILLMYER(R)@ MINNESOTAGONSALVES(L)6-10L1559.5 ovO101011290
9/8/2018LOPEZ(R)@ MINNESOTABERRIOS(R)4-1W1908.5 ovU880110
9/9/2018KENNEDY(R)@ MINNESOTADE JONG(R)1-3L1209.5 unU360761
9/10/2018JUNIS(R)CHI WHITE SOXGIOLITO(R)4-3W-1258.5 evU850831
9/11/2018KELLER(R)CHI WHITE SOXCOVEY(R)6-3W-1309 unP930681
9/12/2018SKOGLUND(L)CHI WHITE SOXRODON(L)2-4L+1109 unU780770
9/13/2018FILLMYER(R)MINNESOTAMOYA(L)6-4W-1059.5 ovO8100742
9/14/2018LOPEZ(R)MINNESOTABERRIOS(R)8-4W+1259 evO117013120
9/15/2018KENNEDY(R)MINNESOTADE JONG(R)10-3W-1209 ovO16711191
9/16/2018JUNIS(R)MINNESOTAGIBSON(R)6-9L-1058.5 unO13511890
9/17/2018KELLER(R)@ PITTSBURGHMUSGROVE(R)6-7L1607.5 unO106116111
9/18/2018SKOGLUND(L)@ PITTSBURGHTAILLON(R)1-2L1828 unU771990
9/19/2018FILLMYER(R)@ PITTSBURGHARCHER(R) 
9/20/2018LOPEZ(R)@ DETROITBOYD(L) 
9/21/2018KENNEDY(R)@ DETROITLIRIANO(L) 
9/22/2018JUNIS(R)@ DETROITZIMMERMANN(R) 
9/23/2018KELLER(R)@ DETROITNORRIS(L) 
9/25/2018 @ CINCINNATI  
9/26/2018 @ CINCINNATI  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/5/2018TAILLON(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)3-2W-1958.5 ovU65011110
9/7/2018ARCHER(R)MIAMISTRAILY(R)5-3W-2008 unP950760
9/8/2018NOVA(R)MIAMICHEN(L)5-1W-1607.5 unU961582
9/10/2018WILLIAMS(R)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)7-8L1158 ovO1360931
9/11/2018MUSGROVE(R)@ ST LOUISMIKOLAS(R)5-11L1307.5 unO10611170
9/12/2018TAILLON(R)@ ST LOUISPONCEDELEON(R)4-3W1057.5 unU1070770
9/14/2018ARCHER(R)@ MILWAUKEEGONZALEZ(L)4-7L1308.5 unO7901160
9/15/2018NOVA(R)@ MILWAUKEEDAVIES(R)3-1W1508.5 unU540771
9/16/2018WILLIAMS(R)@ MILWAUKEECHACIN(R)3-2W1558.5 unU550550
9/17/2018MUSGROVE(R)KANSAS CITYKELLER(R)7-6W-1707.5 unO161111061
9/18/2018TAILLON(R)KANSAS CITYSKOGLUND(L)2-1W-1958 unU990771
9/19/2018ARCHER(R)KANSAS CITYFILLMYER(R) 
9/21/2018NOVA(R)MILWAUKEEDAVIES(R) 
9/22/2018WILLIAMS(R)MILWAUKEECHACIN(R) 
9/23/2018MUSGROVE(R)MILWAUKEEMILEY(L) 
9/24/2018TAILLON(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSMONTGOMERY(L) 
9/25/2018 @ CHICAGO CUBS  
9/26/2018 @ CHICAGO CUBS  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
KANSAS CITY: 2017: 80-82, third place.
MANAGER: Ned Yost (ninth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Jesse Hahn, CF Jon Jay, 1B Lucas Duda, RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Justin Grimm.
SUBTRACTIONS: 1B Eric Hosmer, CF Lorenzo Cain, LHP Jason Vargas, RHP Joakim Soria, LHP Mike Minor, OF Melky Cabrera, LHP Scott Alexander, DH Brandon Moss, RHP Mike Morin, LHP Ryan Buchter, RHP Trevor Cahill.
OUTLOOK: This was supposed to be a rebuilding year in Kansas City, when most of the Royals' top players hit free agency en masse. With Moustakas and Escobar finding little market, both returned to Kansas City with prove-it contracts. That gives the Royals a fighting chance to stay competitive into July, and then all bets are off. But the reality is there are still far too many holes, both in the lineup and on the pitching staff, for the Royals to be considered contenders. They would do well to match the 80 wins they had last season, and could be a big seller at the July 31 trade deadline, which would allow them to replenish a shallow farm system and begin their rebuilding job in earnest.
PITTSBURGH: 2017 75-87, fourth place
MANAGER Clint Hurdle (seventh season)
ADDITIONS: OF Corey Dickerson, LHP Kyle Crick, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Michael Feliz, 3B Colin Moran
SUBTRACTIONS: CF Andrew McCutchen, RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Daniel Hudson, C Chris Stewart, 1B John Jaso, RHP Joaquin Benoit
OUTLOOK: General Manager Neal Huntington insists the Pirates are not rebuilding, but it certainly looks that way after they flipped franchise cornerstones McCutchen and Cole for less expensive and less proven talent. The Pirates did nothing in free agency, though they were able to grab Dickerson -- an All-Star for Tampa Bay last season -- in February. Dickerson's arrival gives Pittsburgh some stability in the outfield, but the Pirates still have some serious power issues outside of Bell, who finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting. Pittsburgh finished 29th in the majors in home runs in 2017, and while McCutchen and Dickerson's numbers are comparable, the rest of the lineup isn't exactly imposing. If Marte can put his suspension-marred 2017 behind him, if Polanco and his hamstrings can stay healthy, if Moran proves he can do more than spell Freese at third, and if Taillon, Kuhl and Williams all improve, Pittsburgh could be competitive. That's a lot of "ifs," probably a few too many.
PREVIEW
Royals aim to delay 100th loss vs. Pirates
 

It's all but over for the final statistical goal for the Kansas City Royals. One more loss -- whether it's Wednesday in a series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, or down the final stretch -- and "100" will pop up in the loss column.

Pittsburgh, however, still has one hope alive. That, is finishing above .500.

Pittsburgh (76-74) knocked off the Royals (52-99) in its final at-bat in each of the first two games of the series. Tuesday, it was journeyman Ryan Lavarnway's RBI single in the 11th inning for a 2-1 win.

The Pirates have won four in row, five of six and 10 of 13 on their way, they hope, to at least 82 wins.

"It's always important to have a winning season," Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. "When things are taken off the table -- to win the division is taken away -- we are trying to win every game we play.

"There is a level of competition that you like to keep in place when you're playing teams that are fighting: the Brewers, the Cubs, the Cardinals. Different storyline here (against Kansas City)."

The Pirates' 76 wins eclipses by one their total in 2017.

"We don't need to get a shirt that says, 'Let's win' or 'We need to win 82,'" Hurdle said. "We had this conversation when I first got here. I get that. I think there's always a sense of winning more games than you're losing when you get to that point where it's real. It's real for us now. We want to win more than 82 games. However, our focus is to win more games than we lose right now because of where we are."

Both teams got good roster news Tuesday. Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, who missed Monday's game because of illness, played. Pirates infielder/outfielder Adam Frazier, who left Monday's game after fouling a ball off his right knee, pinch-hit and stayed in the game Tuesday. And Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez was a late scratch Tuesday because of lingering issues with a left thumb sprain, but he entered the game off the bench.

Wednesday, Kansas City right-hander Heath Fillmyer (3-1, 4.76 ERA) is scheduled to face Pirates righty Chris Archer (4-8, 4.66 ERA).

Fillmyer, who has never faced Pittsburgh, is coming off his longest outing of the season, a 6-4 win Thursday over Minnesota when he gave up four runs and five hits in a career-high 7 1/3 innings.

"He threw the ball really well," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "We wanted to get him through the eighth, but he started to labor."

Archer, meanwhile, is running out of chances this season to prove himself as a worthy trade acquisition. He will be making his ninth start since he joined Pittsburgh from Tampa Bay July 31 and is 1-3 with a 5.49 ERA with seven homers allowed, including 0-2 in his past six starts.

His last time out, he struck out eight but gave up four runs in five innings in a 7-4 loss Friday at Milwaukee.

Archer is 1-4 with a 4.50 ERA in six career starts against Kansas City, all while with the Rays.


Last Updated: 10/23/2018 10:54:17 PM EST


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