Dana Lane's Kansas City Royals vs Milwaukee Brewers 'TOP WHALE' Winner
Kansas City Royals (21-29) at Milwaukee Brewers (23-26)
Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:10 pm
The 36-year-old Ryan Braun might need to be one of those players who goes on a hot streak down the stretch. So far, he is thriving in September going 11-for-30 (.367) with four homers and 13 RBIs after beginning the month with a meager .182 average.
His hot hitting was timely against the St. Louis Cardinals. He had a homer and two RBIs in Milwaukee's 18-3 trouncing of the Cardinals on Tuesday and one day later, he played only the second game of a doubleheader and smacked a three-run homer in a 6-0 victory to help the Brewers split with St. Louis.
Salvador Perez has been a big part of Kansas City's recent hot stretch, going 11-for-21 with two homers, four doubles and six RBIs in five games since missing 3 1/2 weeks with vision issues. He was seeing the ball well Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a homer, double and three RBIs.
Left-hander Danny Duffy (3-3, 4.24 ERA) will start the series opener for the Royals. His start against the Tigers on Tuesday was skipped as a disciplinary measure after he missed the team flight from Kansas City to Detroit, but he was reinstated to the rotation on Thursday.