The Kansas City Royals (52-102) aim to continue their four-game winning streak when they meet the Houston Astros (85-69) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET, at Minute Maid Park.

The probable starters are J.P. France (11-5) for the Astros and Jordan Lyles (4-17) for the Royals.

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Royals vs. Astros Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet SW
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: Minute Maid Park
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: France - HOU (11-5, 3.84 ERA) vs Lyles - KC (4-17, 6.26 ERA)

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jordan Lyles

  • Lyles makes the start for the Royals, his 30th of the season. He is 4-17 with a 6.26 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 166 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander's most recent appearance was on Sunday against the Houston Astros, when he went six innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 32-year-old has amassed a 6.26 ERA and 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings in 29 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .260 to his opponents.
  • Lyles is trying to secure his sixth quality start of the year.
  • Lyles is seeking his fifth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.7 innings per start.
  • He has had one appearances this season in which he did not give up an earned run.

Jordan Lyles vs. Astros

  • He will face off against an Astros offense that ranks fourth in the league with 1373 total hits (on a .259 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .438 (sixth in the league) with 213 total home runs (seventh in MLB play).
  • Lyles has pitched six innings, giving up four earned runs on six hits while striking out six against the Astros this season.

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: J.P. France

  • The Astros will hand the ball to France (11-5) for his 23rd start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in 23 games this season with a 3.84 ERA and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .259.
  • In 22 starts this season, he's earned 13 quality starts.
  • France has 18 starts of five or more innings this season in 22 chances. He averages 5.7 innings per outing.
  • He has finished four appearances without allowing an earned run in 23 chances this season.

J.P. France vs. Royals

  • The Royals rank 20th in MLB with a .243 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 22nd in the league (.396) and 152 home runs.
  • The right-hander has allowed the Royals to go 5-for-17 with a double and five RBI in 4 1/3 innings this season.

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