On June 4, 2024, the Kansas City Royals are slated to battle the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:40 PM under an overcast sky.

Seth Lugo will take the mound for the Royals, entering the game with a stellar ERA of 1.723, while Triston McKenzie will pitch for the Guardians, sporting an ERA of 3.767.

In the 2024 AL Central Division standings, the Royals are currently fourth with a record of 36-25, translating to a .590 winning percentage. They hold a divisional record of 12-8 and are placed second within the division. Recently, Kansas City has won 4 of their last 10 games and are riding a single-game winning streak. Their home and away records stand at 22-10 and 14-15, respectively, with a daytime record of 14 wins and nighttime victories tallying to 22. The team has scored a total of 297 runs versus 223 allowed.

The Guardians, ranked second in the division with a 39-20 record, show a winning percentage of .660. Their divisional performance includes 10 wins against 5 losses, securing the top spot in division rankings. Over their last 10 games, they have acquired 7 wins but are coming off a loss. At Progressive Field, they boast a 20-7 home record and have an away record of 19-13. The Guardians have earned 16 wins during daytime games and 23 during night games, with a total of 298 runs scored and 220 conceded.