Royals Game Preview: September 18
Kansas City opens a three-game set against Chicago tonight, with the first pitch set for 7:10 at Kauffman Stadium. Tonight’s game is on FOX Sports Kansas City and the Royals Radio Network.
Kansas City lineup: Lough – CF, Escobar – SS, Gordon – LF, Butler – DH, Perez – C, Moustakas – 3B, Francoeur – RF, Hosmer – 1B, Abreu – 2B, Hochevar – RHP
Chicago lineup: De Aza – RF, Youkilis – 3B, Dunn – DH, Konerko – 1B, Rios – LF, Pierzynski – C, Ramirez – SS, Wise – CF, Beckham – 2B, Floyd – RHP
Royals Notes (PDF file): Game_147_vs._Chicago
Royals Trivia Fact: Kansas City’s bullpen has amassed 495 strikeouts this year, a club record. They need five strikeouts to become the 20th team since 1921 to record 500 or more in relief. The record is held by the 2006 Cubs, who posted 553. The 2012 Rockies currently lead the Majors with 524.