Scheduled for June 18, 2024, at 9:40 PM, the Kansas City Royals will compete against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum under overcast skies.

Alec Marsh will start as pitcher for the Royals, holding an impressive ERA of 3.627. Opposing him from the Athletics’ side will be Hogan Harris, who boasts an ERA of 2.487.

In the 2024 AL Central Division, the Royals rank fifth with a record of 41-32, which results in a winning percentage of 0.56. Their divisional play shows 13 wins against 9 losses, securing them the second position. Recently, the Royals have won 4 of their last 10 games but are currently on a one-game losing streak. They have performed better at home with a record of 25-14, compared to 16-18 on the road. In daytime play, they have 18 wins, while nighttime games have seen them win 23 games, totaling 351 runs scored and 290 runs conceded.

Meanwhile, the Athletics occupy the 14th spot in the AL West Division with a less favorable 26-48 record, translating to a 0.35 winning percentage. They have won only 6 of their 20 division games, placing them last in their division. Their recent form is also worrying, having won just once in their last 10 outings and currently experiencing a nine-game losing streak. At home, their record stands at 15-20 and 11-28 on the road. Day and night game wins are nearly equal at 14 and 12, respectively. The Athletics have scored 266 runs but have allowed a higher 358 runs.