The Oakland Athletics are set to clash with the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2024, beginning at 07:40 pm under a Clear Sky forecast. The starting pitcher for the Athletics has not yet been announced, while Cole Ragans, boasting a 4.224 ERA, will take the mound for the Royals. In the 2024 AL West Division, the Athletics rank 13th with a record of 19-27, translating to a winning percentage of 0.41. They hold a divisional record of 4-10, ranked 4th, and have won just 2 of their recent 10 games, now facing a 5-game losing streak. The A’s have a home record of 10-13 and an away record of 9-14, with 11 day game wins compared to 8 night game victories, scoring a total of 171 runs while conceding 221. Conversely, the Royals stand 4th in the AL Central Division with a 26-19 record, a 0.58 winning percentage, and are 2nd in the division with an 8-5 divisional record. They have won 6 of their last 10 matches, with a current streak of 1 loss. The Royals have compiled a 15-8 home record and an 11-11 road tally, winning 11 day games and 15 night games, and have scored 202 runs while allowing 157.