Royals Game Preview: July 9 at New York

Jeremy Guthrie pitched on both sides of a 59-minute rain delay last night as KC won game one at Yankee Stadium, 5-1.  James Shields is on the mound tonight, and the former Ray is very familiar with New York, having faced the Yankees more than any other club.  Here are the lineups for the 6:05 Central start (FSKC and the Royals Radio Network).

Royals lineup:  Gordon – LF, Escobar – SS, Hosmer – 1B, Butler – DH, Perez – C, Cain – CF, Tejada – 3B, Giavotella – 2B, Lough – RF, Shields – RHP

Yankees lineup:  Gardner – CF, Suzuki – RF, Cano – 2B, Hafner – DH, Almonte – LF, Overbay – 1B, Nunez – SS, Cruz – 3B, Stewart – C, Sabathia – LHP

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game_87_NYY

Royals Trivia Fact:  Greg Holland’s 15.62 strikeouts per 9.0 innings would rank fourth in baseball history if the season ended today (minimum 30.0 innings).  Greg set a Royals record last year at 12.22 strikeouts per 9.0 innings.


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