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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians

Here is the preview and pitching matchups for the Indians’ series against the Royals

Where/when: Kauffman Stadium, Monday through Wednesday.

TV/radio: SportsTime Ohio, WTAM/1100 and WMMS/FM 100.7 will carry the series.

Pitching matchups and starting times: Series: RHP Corey Kluber (11-4, 2.54) vs. RHP Jacob Junis (5-9, 4.67) Monday at 8:15 p.m.; RHP Shane Bieber (3-0, 2.22) vs. LHP Danny Duffy (4-7, 4.94) Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. and RHP Trevor Bauer (7-6, 2.45) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (1-8, 5.11) Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.

Series: The Indians are 4-2 against the Royals this season. The Indians lead, 362-330, overall.

Hot pitchers: Lefty Oliver Perez has allowed just one run in his last 14 appearances for the Indians. Duffy went 2-1 with a 3.30 ERA in five starts in June for the Royals.

Hot hitters: Francisco Lindor is hitting .329 (26-for-79) with 24 runs, seven homers and 13 RBI in his last 20 games. Whit Merrifield hit .298 (28-for-94) with eight doubles in June for the Royals.

Team updates: The Indians are 2-4 on this nine-game trip after avoiding a three-game sweep by the A’s on Sunday with a 15-3 win. The Royals, who just posted their worst June in franchise history by going 5-21, have lost eight of their last 11 games after losing 1-0 to Seattle on Sunday.