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Dodgers vs. Royals series snapshot: July 7-9

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The Dodgers and Royals get together for an interleague matchup for the first time since 2014, and Kansas City is at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 2003. Here is an overview look at both teams heading into the three-game weekend series.

Teams: Dodgers (58-29) vs. Royals (44-40)

Dodgers interleague 2017

Date Opponent Time (PT)
Date Opponent Time (PT)
Tue, Jun 13 at Cle 7-5 LA
Wed, Jun 14 at Cle 6-4 LA
Thu, Jun 15 at Cle 12-5 Cle
Mon, Jun 26 vs. Ana 4-0 Ana
Tue, Jun 27 vs. Ana 4-0 LA
Wed, Jun 28 at Ana 3-2 Ana
Thu, Jun 29 at Ana 6-2 LA
Fri, Jul 7 vs. KC 7:10 p.m.
Sat, Jul 8 vs. KC 4:15 p.m.
Sun, Jul 9 vs. KC 1:10 p.m.
Tue, Jul 18 at CWS 5:10 p.m.
Wed, Jul 19 at CWS 5:10 p.m.
Mon, Jul 24 vs. Min 7:10 p.m.
Tue, Jul 25 vs. Min 7:10 p.m.
Wed, Jul 26 vs. Min 7:10 p.m.
Tue, Aug 15 vs. CWS 7:10 p.m.
Wed, Aug 16 vs. CWS 7:10 p.m.
Fri, Aug 18 at Det 4:10 p.m.
Sat, Aug 19 at Det 1:05 p.m.
Sun, Aug 20 at Det 10:10 a.m.

Split records: Dodgers 36-11 at home, Royals 20-21 on road

Run differential: Dodgers +156 (1st in MLB), Royals -18 (17th in MLB)

Runs scored: Dodgers 5.16 per game (4th), Royals 4.23 (24th)

OPS+: Dodgers 108 (5th), Royals 87 (25th)

wRC+ (non-pitchers): Dodgers 118 (2nd), Royals 87 (26th)

Runs allowed: Dodgers 3.37 (1st), Royals 4.44 (9th)

ERA+: Dodgers 130 (2nd), Royals 109 (7th)

Last 10 games: Dodgers 7-3, Royals 7-3

2017 interleague record: Dodgers 4-3, Royals 5-2

Last meeting: 2014 (2-1 Royals in KC)

All-time matchups: 5-4 Royals (2-1 LA in LA)

Royals SB Nation site: Royals Review

Pitching matchups

More details

Friday: Kenta Maeda vs. Jason Hammel
Saturday: Brandon McCarthy vs. Ian Kennedy
Sunday: Clayton Kershaw vs. Danny Duffy (L)

Series schedule

Friday: 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)
Saturday, 4:15 p.m. (Fox)
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)