Michael Massey carries a two-game homer streak into the Kansas City Royals' (46-101) game against the Houston Astros (83-64) at 8:10 PM ET on Friday, at Kauffman Stadium.

The Astros will give the nod to Cristian Javier (9-3, 4.78 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 10 on the season, and the Royals will counter with Zack Greinke (1-15, 5.19 ERA).

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Royals vs. Astros Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Venue: Kauffman Stadium
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Javier - HOU (9-3, 4.78 ERA) vs Greinke - KC (1-15, 5.19 ERA)

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Zack Greinke

  • Greinke gets the start for the Royals, his 24th of the season. He is 1-15 with a 5.19 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 126 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance -- out of the bullpen on Saturday -- the right-hander threw 3 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing four earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • Over 26 games this season, the 39-year-old has a 5.19 ERA and 6 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .285 to his opponents.
  • Greinke has two quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Greinke has 17 starts this year that he pitched five or more innings.
  • He has had three appearances this season that he kept his opponents to zero earned runs.

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Cristian Javier

  • The Astros' Javier (9-3) will make his 28th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs in four innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the San Diego Padres.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 4.78, a 2.44 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.295 in 27 games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start 10 times in 27 starts this season.
  • In 27 starts this season, Javier has lasted five or more innings 20 times, with an average of 5.2 innings per appearance.
  • He has made 27 appearances and finished one of them without allowing an earned run.

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