September 2013

Royals Game Preview: Season finale at Chicago

Pitching matchup:  LHP:  Bruce Chen (8-4) vs. LHP Jose Quintana (9-6)

Lineups: Kansas City: Lough – LF, Giavotella – 2B, Perez – 1B, Butler – DH, Cain – CF, Maxwell – RF, Hayes – C, Ciriaco – SS, Falu – 3B, Chen – LHP

Chicago:  De Aza – LF, Ramirez – SS, Konerko – 1B, Garcia – RF, Danks – CF, Viciedo – DH, Beckham – 2B, Semien – 3B, Phegley – C, Quintana – LHP

Radio:  Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC)

TV:  FOX Sports Kansas City

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game_162_Chicago

Trivia Note:  Salvador Perez makes his first career start at first base today.  He will be the 98th player in franchise history to start at least one game at first.  John Mayberry made 810 starts at first, the most in club history.

Royals Game Preview: September 28 at Chicago

Pitching matchup:  RHP Yordano Ventura (0-0) vs. RHP Erik Johnson (2-2)

Lineups: Kansas City  Gordon – LF, Bonifacio – 2B, Hosmer – 1B, Butler – DH, Perez – C, Moustakas – 3B, Lough – RF, Escobar – SS, Dyson – CF, Ventura – RHP

Chicago:  L. Garcia – CF, Beckham – 2B, Gillaspie – 3B, Konerko – 1B, Dunn – DH, A. Garcia – RF, Semien – SS, Danks – LF, Gonzalez – C, Johnson – RHP

Radio:  Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC)

TV:  FOX Sports Kansas City

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game_161_Chicago

Trivia Note:  It’s a battle of rookies tonight as Yordano Ventura and Erik Johnson start for KC and Chicago, respectively.  Ventura tossed 5.2 innings in his last start, allowing just two hits while striking out six.  He’s the 10th rookie in franchise history to pitch at least 5.2 innings, strike out six or more and allow just two hits.

Royals Game Preview: September 27 at Chicago

Pitching matchup:  RHP James Shields (12-9) vs. LHP Chris Sale (11-13)

Lineups: Kansas City  Gordon – LF, Bonifacio – 2B, Hosmer – 1B, Butler – DH, Perez – C, Maxwell – RF, Cain – CF, Carroll – 3B, Escobar – SS, Shields – RHP

Chicago:  Danks – CF, Beckham – 2B, Ramirez – SS, Dunn – DH, Konerko – 1B, Garcia – RF, Viciedo – LF, Semien – 3B, Phegley – C, Sale – LHP

Radio:  Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC)

TV:  FOX Sports Kansas City

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game_160_Chicago

Trivia Note:  James Shields leads the Majors with a 2.12 road ERA.

REMINDER:  Saturday and Sunday’s games were added to the TV schedule, so tune in on FSKC!

Royals Game Preview: September 26 at Chicago

Pitching matchup:  RHP Jeremy Guthrie (14-12) vs. RHP Andre Rienzo (2-2)

Lineups: Kansas City  Gordon – LF, Ciriaco – SS, Hosmer – 1B, Butler – DH, Moustakas – 3B, Maxwell – CF, Lough – RF, Kottaras – C, Getz – 2B, Guthrie – RHP

Chicago:  De Aza – CF, Semien – SS, Gillaspie – 3B, Konerko – 1B, Dunn – DH, Garcia – RF, Viciedo – LF, Beckham – 2B, Anderson – C, Rienzo – RHP

Radio:  Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC)

TV:  FOX Sports Kansas City

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game_159_Chicago

Trivia Note:  Jeremy Guthrie can become KC’s first 15-game winner since Zack Greinke in 2009 and the third since 1997, joining Greinke and Paul Byrd (2002).

Royals Game Preview: September 25 at Seattle

Pitching matchup:  RHP Ervin Santana (9-9) vs. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (13-6)

 

Lineups:  Please check @Royals on Twitter

Radio:  Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC)

TV:  FOX Sports Kansas City

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game_158_Seattle

Trivia Note:  Louis Coleman’s 0.32 ERA is the lowest in the Majors among pitchers with at least 25.0 innings.

Royals Game Preview: September 24 at Seattle

Pitching matchup:  LHP Bruce Chen (8-3) vs. LHP James Paxton (2-0)

Lineups:  Kansas City:  Gordon – LF, Bonifacio – 2B, Hosmer – 1B, Butler – DH, Perez – C, Maxwell – RF, Cain – CF, Moustakas – 3B, Escobar – SS, Chen – LHP

Seattle:  Miller – SS, Almonte – CF, Seager – 3B, Morales – DH, Gutierrez – RF, Smoak – 1B, Saunders – LF, Zunino – C, Franklin – 2B, Paxton – LHP

Radio:  Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC)

TV:  FOX Sports Kansas City

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game_157_Seattle

Trivia Note:  Billy Butler is a career .349 hitter against Seattle.  He’s batting .450 (9-for-20) entering Tuesday’s game.

Royals Game Preview: September 23, 2013

Pitching matchup:  RHP Yordano Ventura (0-0) vs. RHP Brandon Maurer (4-8)

Lineups:  Kansas City:  Gordon – LF, Bonifacio – 2B, Hosmer – 1B, Butler – DH, Perez – C, Moustakas – 3B, Cain – RF, Dyson – CF, Escobar – SS, Ventura – RHP

Seattle:  Miller – SS, Almonte – RF, Seager – 3B, Morales – DH, Ibanez – LF, Smoak – 1B, Zunino – C, Ackley – CF, Franklin – 2B, Maurer – RHP

Radio:  Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC)

TV:  FOX Sports Kansas City

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game #156 @ Seattle

Trivia Note:  Seattle’s Raul Ibanez hit his 300th career home run on Saturday at Angel Stadium.  Ibanez hit 55 of his 300 home runs as a Royal.

Photos: Maxwell sends KC to victory

On Sunday, Justin Maxwell became just the fourth player in team history to hit a walk-off grand slam and the first since Joe Randa in 2001 (Cookie Rojas did it in 1974 and Rey Palacios accomplished the feat in 1990).   Here’s a look at Justin’s big slam…the celebration included Royals superfan Jimmy Faseler plus shaving cream and Gatorade.

Maxwell HR 1

Maxwell HR 2

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Maxwell HR gatorade 1

Royals Game Preview: September 22 vs. Rangers

Pitching matchup:  RHP Alexi Ogando (7-4) vs. RHP James Shields (12-9)

Lineups:  Texas - Kinsler – 2B, Andrus – SS, Rios – RF, Beltre – 3B, Pierzynski – C, Moreland – 1B, Gentry – LF, Murphy – DH, Martin – CF, Ogando – RHP

Kansas City:  Gordon – LF, Bonifacio – 2B, Hosmer – 1B, Butler – DH, Perez – C, Moustakas – 3B, Cain – CF, Maxwell – RF, Escobar – SS, Shields – RHP

Radio:  Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC)

TV:  FOX Sports Kansas City

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game_155_vs._Texas

Trivia Note:  James Shields has a 2.66 ERA against Texas, the best mark among the 37 active pitchers with at least 10 starts against the Rangers.

Fans take home jerseys on “Shirts Off Their Backs” Night

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