Royals vs. Athletics Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 20

The Oakland Athletics (28-48) will attempt to sweep the Kansas City Royals (41-34) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Thursday, at 3:37 PM ET.

The Royals will call on Seth Lugo (10-2) against the Athletics and Mitch Spence (4-3).

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Royals vs. Athletics Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • Time: 3:37 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC
  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Venue: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Lugo – KC (10-2, 2.40 ERA) vs Spence – OAK (4-3, 3.95 ERA)

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Seth Lugo

  • The Royals’ Lugo (10-2) will make his 16th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed six hits in six innings pitched against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
  • The 34-year-old has pitched in 15 games this season with a 2.40 ERA and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .224.
  • In 15 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in 11 of them.
  • Lugo has 15 starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • He has three appearances with no earned runs allowed in 15 chances this season.
  • The 34-year-old’s 2.40 ERA ranks seventh, 1.048 WHIP ranks 18th, and 7.3 K/9 ranks 57th among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign.

Seth Lugo vs. Athletics

  • The Athletics rank 28th in MLB with a .222 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 18th in the league (.374) and 86 home runs.
  • The Athletics have gone 6-for-23 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI in 5 2/3 innings this season against the right-hander.

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Athletics Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Mitch Spence

  • Spence gets the start for the Athletics, his seventh of the season. He is 4-3 with a 3.95 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance came on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up nine hits.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 3.95, with 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 17 games this season. Opponents are batting .257 against him.
  • Spence is looking to record his second quality start of the year.
  • Spence will try to pitch five or more innings for his fifth straight start. He’s averaging 3.4 frames per outing.
  • In six of his appearances this season he has not allow an earned run.

Mitch Spence vs. Royals

  • He will face a Royals offense that ranks fifth in the league with 357 total runs scored while batting .249 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .403 slugging percentage (ninth in MLB action) and has hit a total of 72 home runs (19th in the league).
  • Spence has thrown 4 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run on five hits while striking out four against the Royals this season.

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