Royals Game Preview: June 23 vs. White Sox

Big Game James goes to the mound today in a 1:10 start vs. Chicago.  The game will air on FOX Sports Kansas City and the Royals Radio Network.

White Sox lineup:  De Aza – CF, Ramirez – SS, Rios – RF, Konerko – 1B, Dunn – DH, Viciedo – LF, Gillaspie – 3B, Beckham – 2B, Gimenez – C, Axelrod – RHP

Royals lineup:  Gordon – LF, Escobar – SS, Hosmer – 1B, Butler – DH, Moustakas – 3B, Lough – RF, Johnson – 2B, Kottaras – C, Dyson – CF, Shields – RHP

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game #73 vs Chicago

Royals Trivia Fact:  Today’s game is a battle of the 33’s – both Dylan Axelrod and James Shields wear the number.  We look back at the original 33, Bob Oliver, who wore the number from 1969-72.  He became the first Royal to record six hits in a game on May 4, 1969.  His best year was 1970, when he posted 27 homers and 99 RBI.

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