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.