Royals Game Preview: July 5 vs. Oakland

KC hosts the A.L. West leaders tonight as Oakland comes to town.  The Athletics are one of three teams with 50 or more wins this year, joining Boston and Pittsburgh.

Let’s take a look at the lineups for the 7:10 start:

Athletics lineup:  Crisp – CF, Smith – DH, Lowrie – SS, Donaldson – 3B, Moss – 1B, Cespedes – LF, Jaso – C, Reddick – RF, Sogard – 2B, Milone – LHP

Royals lineup:  Lough – LF, Escobar – SS, Hosmer – 1B, Butler – DH, Perez – C, Cain – RF, Moustakas – 3B, Giavotella – 2B, Dyson – CF, Davis – RHP

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game #83 vs Oakland

Royals Trivia Fact:  Thursday’s finale vs. Cleveland marked the first time that the Royals scored 10+ runs on no more than six hits.  The last Major League team to do it was Minnesota in 2008 and it’s only happened 17 times since 1921!

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