Royals vs. Athletics: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Bobby Witt Jr. and the Kansas City Royals (28-19) host Abraham Toro and the Oakland Athletics (19-29) on Sunday, with first pitch at 2:10 PM ET.

If you’re intending to watch this game, keep reading for TV and streaming options for the Kansas City-Oakland matchup.

When is Royals vs. Athletics and when does it start?

This contest between the Royals and Athletics will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024. You should expect the opening pitch at 2:10 PM ET.

Where to watch Royals vs. Athletics

The Royals and Athletics will take to the diamond at Kauffman Stadium for this matchup on May 19, and if you’d like to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on NBCS-CA.

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Royals vs. Athletics Game Preview

These squads meet again following the Royals’ 5-3 victory over the Athletics yesterday. Seth Lugo (5.2 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 10 K) registered the win for the Royals. Kyle Isbel went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI to lead the team on offense. Ross Stripling (5.0 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 2 K) took the loss on the mound for the Athletics.

Royals Stats, Odds & Insights

The Royals have won 13 of the 19 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (68.4%).

Kansas City averages 0.9 home runs per game to rank 16th in baseball with 44 total home runs .

The Royals are 13th in baseball with a .391 slugging percentage.

Kansas City has a 3.42 team ERA that ranks ninth among all MLB pitching staffs.

The Royals average baseball’s 11th-ranked WHIP (1.238).

Athletics Stats, Odds & Insights

The Athletics have won 14, or 34.1%, of the 41 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Oakland’s 57 home runs rank fifth in Major League Baseball.

Fueled by 129 extra-base hits, the Athletics rank 19th in MLB with a .376 slugging percentage this season.

Oakland has the 22nd-ranked ERA (4.45) in the majors this season.

Athletics pitchers have a 1.339 WHIP this season, 22nd in the majors.

Royals Starter Recent Performance: Brady Singer

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Mariners May 13 5.0 9 4 4 6 1
vs. Brewers May 8 5.1 5 1 1 4 2
vs. Rangers May 3 6.0 4 1 1 8 0
at Tigers April 27 5.0 4 1 1 6 3
vs. Blue Jays April 22 6.0 5 5 5 5 3

Athletics Starter Recent Performance: JP Sears

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Astros May 14 5.0 5 1 1 2 1
vs. Rangers May 8 5.2 8 4 4 3 1
vs. Marlins May 3 6.1 4 0 0 6 1
at Orioles April 27 6.1 8 7 7 8 1
at Yankees April 22 6.0 3 0 0 7 1

Royals Key Players to Watch

The Royals will send Brady Singer (3-2) out for his 10th start of the season. He is 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 50 2/3 innings pitched.

His most recent time out came on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners, when the right-hander threw five innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up nine hits.

The 27-year-old has a 2.84 ERA and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings across nine games this season, while giving up a batting average of .212 to opposing hitters.

Witt is batting .290 with five home runs and 23 RBI for Kansas City this season.

Salvador Perez leads Kansas City in batting average (.333), home runs (eight) and runs batted in (36) this season.

Maikel Garcia has 45 hits this season and a slash line of .243/.290/.389.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

JP Sears (3-2) will take to the mound for the Athletics and make his 10th start of the season.

The left-hander gave up one earned run and allowed five hits in five innings pitched against the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old has pitched to a 3.96 ERA this season with 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.5 walks per nine across nine games.

Toro-Hernandez paces the Athletics with a team-high batting average of .298.

Shea Langeliers has hit 10 home runs to lead his team.

Brent Rooker paces the Athletics in home runs (10) and runs batted in (29).

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