The upcoming MLB showdown is set for June 20, 2024, as the Kansas City Royals take on the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. The game is scheduled to start at 3:37 pm under expected scattered clouds. Seth Lugo will be on the pitcher’s mound for the Royals with an impressive ERA of 2.404, while Mitch Spence will handle pitching duties for the Athletics, holding an ERA of 3.947. In the 2024 AL Central Division, the Royals are currently fifth with a 41-32 record and a .56 winning percentage. They are second in the division with a 13-9 record and have won four of their last ten games, though they’re coming off a recent loss. They show a stronger performance at home (25-14) compared to their road games (16-18), with 18 victories in day games versus 23 in night games, tallying up 351 runs scored against 290 allowed. Conversely, the Athletics sit in 14th place within the AL West Division, with a 26-48 record reflecting a .35 winning percentage. Placed fifth in their division with a 6-14 division record, their recent form displays only one win in the last ten games, and currently, they are on a nine-game losing streak. Their home record is 15-20 and road record even less favorable at 11-28. They’ve managed 14 daytime wins versus 12 nighttime, scoring a total of 266 runs while conceding 358.