Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles 6/9/23: Game Preview




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Date: June 9, 2023
Time: 7:05 PM
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

The Kansas City Royals (18-44) will face off against the Baltimore Orioles (37-24) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. According to ESPN’s analytics, the Orioles are favorites to win, boasting a 68.9% chance of victory.

Starting Pitchers:

Left-handed pitcher Daniel Lynch (0-1, 4.35 ERA, 1.45 WHIP) will be starting for the Royals. In his 10.1 innings, Lynch has struck out 13, walked 4, and has not allowed any home runs.

The Orioles will put their trust in right-handed pitcher Tyler Wells (4-2, 3.29 ERA, 0.85 WHIP). Over 68.1 innings, Wells has achieved 70 strikeouts, given up 14 walks and 14 home runs.

Star Players:

Leading the Royals’ offensive charge is Salvador Perez, who has hit 12 home runs and 34 RBIs, with a .274 batting average.

For the Orioles, Ryan Mountcastle leads with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs, while maintaining a .231 batting average. Austin Hays is the team leader in batting average with .303.

Key Stats:

The Orioles hold the advantage in batting average (.247 to .230), home runs (69 to 61), OBP (.319 to .294), and SLG (.412 to .380). The Royals, however, are trailing in ERA (5.10 to 4.26) and WHIP (1.41 to 1.34).

Recent form reveals that the Royals have lost four of their last five games, while the Orioles have won two and lost three.


With the Orioles as favorites according to ESPN’s analytics and the Royals’ recent form in mind, the Orioles seem to have an edge. However, the unpredictability of baseball means the outcome is far from certain. The Royals struggles continue in this game as the Orioles win 5-3.

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