The Kansas City Royals (15-36) host the Washington Nationals (21-29) to open a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium, with first pitch at 8:10 PM ET on Friday. The Royals are on the back of a series defeat to the Tigers, and the Nationals a series loss to the Padres.

The probable starters are Jordan Lyles (0-8) for the Royals and Patrick Corbin (3-5) for the Nationals.

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Nationals vs. Royals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Venue: Kauffman Stadium
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  • Probable Pitchers: Lyles - KC (0-8, 6.99 ERA) vs Corbin - WSH (3-5, 4.47 ERA)

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Nationals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Patrick Corbin

  • Corbin (3-5 with a 4.47 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 56 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Nationals, his 11th of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday, the lefty threw six innings against the Detroit Tigers, allowing two earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The 33-year-old has amassed a 4.47 ERA and 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings during 10 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .291 to his opponents.
  • Corbin is trying to build upon a fourth-game quality start streak in this game.
  • Corbin is aiming for his 10th straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.6 innings per start.

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jordan Lyles

  • Lyles (0-8) will take to the mound for the Royals and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs in five innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Chicago White Sox.
  • The 32-year-old has pitched to a 6.99 ERA this season with 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.2 walks per nine across 10 games.
  • He has one quality starts in 10 chances this season.
  • In 10 starts, Lyles has pitched through or past the fifth inning eight times. He has a season average of 5.6 frames per outing.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this year, the 32-year-old ranks 72nd in ERA (6.99), 51st in WHIP (1.324), and 61st in K/9 (6.8).

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