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Dodgers on Deck: June 30 at Royals

Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Dodgers’ road trip moves onto Kansas City, where they face the lowly Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

Halfway through the season, the Royals are on pace for 118 losses and are just 11-30 at home.

After four sublime starts to open his career, Bobby Miller has succumbed to the big inning in each of his last two starts, allowing 13 total runs to the Giants and Astros.

In Miller’s two road starts — his major league debut on May 23 in Atlanta, and June 10 in Philadelphia — the Dodgers scored at least eight runs.

Jordan Lyles, he of the 1-11 record and MLB-worst 6.68 ERA among qualified pitchers, was originally scheduled to start on Friday for the Royals, but was scratched. Alec Marsh will instead make his major league debut, which makes Miller — in start number seven — the grizzled veteran in this one.

Marsh will be the first starting pitcher to make his major league debut against the Dodgers this season. The last 10 starting pitchers to debut against the Dodgers, dating back to 2016, have a 2-8 record with a 9.34 ERA, with two quality starts. Kyle Freeland was the last starting pitcher to beat the Dodgers in his debut, on April 7, 2017.

Game info

  • Teams: Dodgers at Royals
  • Ballpark: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
  • Time: 5:10 p.m. PT
  • TV: SportsNet LA
  • Radio: AM 570 (English); KTNQ 1020 (Spanish)