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.

Fireworks July 3 2013Hosmer 7-3 HR

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