Royals Game Preview: April 16 at Atlanta

The Royals face baseball’s hottest team tonight – the Braves have won nine in a row and are 11-1 on the season.  The first pitch is scheduled for 6:10 Central.  All uniformed personnel will wear number 42 tonight in honor of Jackie Robinson.

Kansas City lineup: Gordon – LF, Escobar – SS, Hosmer – 1B, Perez – C, Cain – CF, Moustakas – 3B, Francoeur – RF, Getz – 2B, Guthrie – RHP

Atlanta lineup:  B.J. Upton – CF, Heyward – RF, Justin Upton – LF, Gattis – C, Uggla – 2B, Francisco – 3B, Johnson – 1B, Simmons – SS, Medlen – RHP

Kansas City Game Notes (PDF file): Game_13_Atlanta_ppq3xbj5

Trivia Fact: Royals lefty Bruce Chen signed with Atlanta on July 2, 1993, just 13 days after his 16th birthday. 

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