Royals Game Preview: August 20
Kansas City wrapped up a 5-1 homestand with a sweep of Chicago yesterday. Now it’s on to St. Petersburg for a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays. Game one is tonight at 6:10 Central. Tune in on FOX Sports Kansas City and the Royals Radio Network!
Kansas City lineup: Dyson – CF, Escobar – SS, Gordon – LF, Butler – DH, Perez – C, Moustakas – 3B, Cain – RF, Hosmer – 1B, Giavotella – 2B, Smith – LHP
Tampa Bay lineup: Jennings – LF, Upton – CF, Zobrist – DH, Keppinger – 1B, Roberts – 2B, Rodriguez – 3B, Fuld – RF, Lobaton – C, Johnson – SS, Hellickson – RHP
Royals Game Notes (PDF file): Game_121_vs._TB
Royals Trivia Fact: Four former Royals currently rank among the top 10 in career saves for Tampa Bay. Roberto Hernandez, who recorded number 300 with KC, is first for the Rays with 101. Other former Royals include Lance Carter (seventh), Kyle Farnsworth (ninth) and J.P. Howell (10th).