Royals Game Preview: September 9 at Cleveland

KC and Cleveland will battle tonight at Progressive Field.  Here’s a look at the A.L. Central showdown.

Pitching matchup:  RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (10-7) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (8-8)

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

Cleveland: Bourn – CF, Swisher – 1B, Kipnis – 2B, Santana – DH, Brantley – LF, Cabrera – SS, Gomes – C, Ramirez – 3B, Stubbs – RF, Jimenez – RHP

Radio:  Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC)

TV:  FOX Sports Kansas City

Royals Game Notes (PDF file):  Game_144_Cleveland

Trivia Fact:   Eric Hosmer’s home run yesterday was his sixth go-ahead homer of the year.  He also has three game-tying home runs.  The Royals are 11-2 when he homers.  And HOMERS is an anagram for HOSMER :)

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