Royals vs. Rays Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 24

The Kansas City Royals (32-19) and Tampa Bay Rays (25-26) clash in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Tropicana Field, at 6:50 PM ET. The Royals are coming off a series victory over the Tigers, and the Rays a series loss to the Red Sox.

The probable starters are Seth Lugo (7-1) for the Royals and Shawn Armstrong (1-1) for the Rays.

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Royals vs. Rays Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Time: 6:50 PM ET
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Venue: Tropicana Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Lugo – KC (7-1, 1.79 ERA) vs Armstrong – TB (1-1, 4.03 ERA)

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Seth Lugo

  • The Royals will send Lugo (7-1) to the mound for his 11th start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Oakland Athletics.
  • The 34-year-old has pitched in 10 games this season with a 1.79 ERA and 8 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .212.
  • He has eight quality starts in 10 chances this season.
  • Lugo will look to finish five or more innings for the 11th start in a row.
  • He has three appearances with no earned runs allowed in 10 chances this season.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 34-year-old’s 1.79 ERA ranks fourth, .980 WHIP ranks 12th, and 8 K/9 ranks 45th.

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Shawn Armstrong

  • Armstrong makes the start for the Rays, his fourth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 4.03 ERA and 26 strikeouts through 22 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out — out of the bullpen on Wednesday — the righty threw one scoreless inning against the Boston Red Sox without surrendering a hit.
  • Over 18 games this season, the 33-year-old has a 4.03 ERA and 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .244 to his opponents.
  • He will attempt for his fourth straight appearance without giving up an earned run.
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