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

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


The Kansas City Royals (8-24), led by Vinnie Pasquantino, host Brent Rooker and the Oakland Athletics (6-26) at 8:10 PM ET on Friday in a series opener.

Find out how to watch the Kansas City-Oakland matchup below.

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

This contest between the Royals and Athletics will take place on Friday, May 5, 2023. Expect to see the opening pitch at 8:10 PM ET.

Where to watch Royals vs. Athletics

The Royals and Athletics will take to the field at Kauffman Stadium for this matchup on May 5, and if you would like to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on BSKC.

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Royals Stats, Odds & Insights

The Royals have been the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they lost.

Kansas City averages 0.9 home runs per game to rank 23rd in baseball with 28 total home runs .

The Royals are 21st in baseball, slugging .379.

Kansas City has the 29th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (5.64).

Pitchers for the Royals combine for the fifth-worst WHIP in baseball (1.458).

Athletics Stats, Odds & Insights

This season, the Athletics have been the underdog 32 times and won six, or 18.8%, of those games.

Oakland’s 34 home runs rank 19th in Major League Baseball.

The Athletics are 26th in MLB with a slugging percentage of only .366 this season.

Oakland pitchers have a combined ERA of 7.37 ERA this year, which ranks 30th in MLB.

The Athletics have a combined 1.734 WHIP as a pitching staff, highest in MLB.

Royals Starter Recent Performance: Brad Keller

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Twins Apr. 29 5.1 6 1 1 4 5
at Diamondbacks Apr. 24 4.0 4 4 4 2 6
vs. Rangers Apr. 18 4.0 3 3 3 2 5
at Rangers Apr. 12 6.2 3 1 1 7 1
at Giants Apr. 7 5.2 3 1 1 3 3

Athletics Starter Recent Performance: Kyle Muller

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Reds Apr. 29 5.0 5 1 1 3 2
at Rangers Apr. 23 5.0 7 4 4 3 4
vs. Cubs Apr. 17 4.0 13 6 6 3 2
at Orioles Apr. 11 4.0 7 6 6 3 3
vs. Guardians Apr. 5 5.2 4 2 2 5 3

Royals Key Players to Watch

Brad Keller gets the start for the Royals, his seventh of the season. He is 2-2 with a 3.56 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 30 1/3 innings pitched.

His most recent time out came on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins, when the right-hander tossed 5 1/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up six hits.

The 27-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.56, with 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season. Opponents are hitting .226 against him.

Pasquantino is batting .288 this season with six home runs, both tops among Kansas City hitters.

Bobby Witt Jr. has collected 31 hits this season and has an OBP of .281. He’s slugging .435 on the year.

Salvador Perez leads Kansas City in home runs with six and runs batted in with 18.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

Kyle Muller (0-2) will take the mound for the Athletics, his seventh start of the season.

The left-hander gave up one earned run in five innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Cincinnati Reds.

The 25-year-old has an ERA of 6.28 and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .339 in six games this season.

Rooker paces the Athletics in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (22).

Esteury Ruiz has a club-leading .265 batting average.

Shea Langeliers has two doubles, a triple, six home runs and seven walks while hitting .208.

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