Royals Game Preview: Happy Fourth of July!
KC won a dramatic 6-5 game last night (which extended into the morning hours), capped by Eric Hosmer’s home run in the seventh.
We’re back at it with a 1:10 start today.
Indians lineup: Bourn – CF, Cabrera – DH, Kipnis – 2B, Brantley – LF, Santana – C, Reynolds – 1B, Aviles – SS, Chisenhall – 3B, Stubbs – RF, Jimenez – RHP
Royals lineup: Lough – LF, Escobar – SS, Hosmer – 1B, Butler – DH, Moustakas – 3B, Cain – RF, Kottaras – C, Giavotella – 2B, Dyson – CF, Shields – RHP
Royals Game Notes (PDF file): Game_82_vs._Cleveland
Royals Trivia Fact: KC is 24-19 on the Fourth of July. The .558 winning percentage is tied with San Diego for fourth-best among all 30 clubs.
Here’s a look at last night’s fireworks display and Hosmer in the dugout after the homer.