Bobby Witt Jr. and the Kansas City Royals hit the field on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium against J.P. France, who is starting for the Houston Astros. First pitch will be at 7:10 PM ET for the second game of a three-game series.

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Astros vs. Royals Live Stream, TV Channel and Game Info:

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSKC
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Venue: Kauffman Stadium
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Astros Batting & Pitching Performance

  • The Astros rank eighth in MLB play with 202 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
  • Houston ranks sixth in MLB, slugging .435.
  • The Astros' .259 batting average is fourth-best in MLB.
  • Houston is the fifth-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 5.1 runs per game (760 total).
  • The Astros' .332 on-base percentage is fourth-best in baseball.
  • The Astros strike out 7.6 times per game to rank third in baseball.
  • The pitching staff for Houston has a collective 9.1 K/9, the seventh-best in MLB.
  • Houston's 3.96 team ERA ranks seventh across all MLB pitching staffs.
  • Pitchers for the Astros combine for the 15th-ranked WHIP in the majors (1.284).

Astros Probable Starting Pitcher

  • France makes the start for the Astros, his 22nd of the season. He is 11-5 with a 3.61 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 127 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the San Diego Padres, when he tossed six innings, allowing one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • France has registered 13 quality starts this season.
  • France is looking for his fourth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.8 frames per appearance on the mound.
  • He has had four appearances this season in which he did not surrender an earned run.

Astros Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Astros Starter Opponent Starter
9/10/2023 Padres W 12-2 Home J.P. France Matt Waldron
9/11/2023 Athletics L 4-0 Home Framber Valdez Mason Miller
9/12/2023 Athletics L 6-2 Home Justin Verlander JP Sears
9/13/2023 Athletics W 6-2 Home Hunter Brown Paul Blackburn
9/15/2023 Royals L 4-2 Away Cristian Javier Zack Greinke
9/16/2023 Royals - Away J.P. France Cole Ragans
9/17/2023 Royals - Away Framber Valdez Jordan Lyles
9/18/2023 Orioles - Home Justin Verlander John Means
9/19/2023 Orioles - Home Hunter Brown Kyle Gibson
9/20/2023 Orioles - Home Cristian Javier Kyle Bradish
9/22/2023 Royals - Home J.P. France Cole Ragans

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