Cleveland Guardians Probable Pitcher and Starting Lineup vs Kansas City Royals June 4

Apr 8, 2024; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Triston McKenzie (24) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 8, 2024; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Triston McKenzie (24) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports / David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports
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Who is the Cleveland Guardians probable starting pitcher?

Triston McKenzie gets the call for the Cleveland Guardians in their first matchup with the visiting Kansas City Royals. McKenzie has a 3.77 ERA, 1.378 WHIP, and 8.5 strikeouts per nine this season and is looking to put the Guardians in position to win his fourth consecutive game started (McKenzie has not received a win during this span).

The fifth-year right-hander is coming off a month which saw him allow 12 runs in 35.1 innings of work, despite having an issue with walks. There was only one occasion in May when McKenzie walked less than three batters, one free pass given in Cleveland's win over Houston on May 1st. Since then, McKenzie has walked three or more batters in every game, a continuation of an unfortunate season-long trend. This is something that cannot continue if the Guardians are going to win Game 1 against Kansas City.

The good news for McKenzie is that he has plenty of previous success pitching against the Royals, allowing just six hits in 47 at-bats, including a 3-18 with one home run for Salvador Perez and 2-9 with a double for Bobby Witt Jr.

Who will the Cleveland Guardians lineup face?

Seth Lugo will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Lugo is easily off to the best start of his career in 2024, with an impressive 1.72 ERA and 1.009 WHIP in 78.1 innings. It is going to be a tough task for Cleveland to score against Lugo, as he has allowed more than two runs just once all season.

Who is starting for the Cleveland Guardians today?

LF Steven Kwan, 2B Andres Gimenez, 3B Jose Ramirez, 1B Josh Naylor, C David Fry, DH Kyle Manzardo, RF Will Brennan, CF Tyler Freeman, SS Daniel Schneeman

What channel is the Cleveland Guardians game on?

Tuesday's contest between the Cleveland Guardians and Kansas City Royals can be found on Bally Sports Great Lakes.

Where can I stream the Cleveland Guardians game?

The game can be streamed in market on Bally Sports + (subscription required) and out of market on MLB.TV (subscription required).

How do I listen to the Cleveland Guardians game on the radio?

The in market radio broadcast of today's game will be on 100.7 FM WMMS and AM 1100 WTAM. Today's radio broadcast can also be streamed through the MLB app for out of market fans or those without access to a radio.