On May 24, 2024, the Kansas City Royals are set to battle the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:50 PM. The forecast predicts light cloud cover for the game.

Leading the charge for the Royals will be Seth Lugo, who has maintained an impressive ERA of 1.791. The starting pitcher for the Rays has yet to be announced.

In the 2024 AL Central Division rankings, the Royals currently sit in third place with a record of 32-19, holding a .630 winning percentage. They have achieved a divisional record of 11-5, ranking second in their division. Their recent performance showcases 8 wins out of the last 10 games, accompanied by a six-game winning streak. While their home record shows 21-8, their away games are balanced at 11-11. The Royals have been more successful during nighttime with 19 wins, compared to 13 during daytime, with a total of 247 runs scored against 175 allowed.

Meanwhile, the Rays are positioned 8th in the 2024 AL East Division, sporting a 25-26 win-loss record and a .490 winning percentage. Their divisional standing is 4th with a 9-11 record. Over their last 10 games, they’ve secured 5 wins, though they are currently facing a four-game losing streak. Home and away records are fairly similar, with a 14-15 performance at home and an 11-11 on the road. The Rays have won more games at night (16) as opposed to during the day (9) and have scored a total of 205 runs while conceding 245.