After a weekend out west which Kansas City (24-25) lost two of three in Anaheim against the Angels the boys in blue return home. The Royals will faceoff against Houston who they saw earlier this season which KC swept.
Probable Pitching Match-ups:
Monday, 7:10 pm – Scott Feldman/RHP (2-2, 3.02) v. Yordano Ventura/RHP (2-4, 2.80)
Tuesday, 7:10 pm – Collin McHugh (2-3, 3.32) v. Jeremy Guthrie/RHP (2-3, 4.39)
Wednesday, 1:10 pm – Jared Cosart/RHP (3-4, 4.39) v. Danny Duffy/LHP (2-4, 2.59)
Comments on Pitching Match-ups – In addition to Memorial Day fireworks fans will get to see Ventura throw fire against the ‘Stros who he beat 4-2 on 4/15. Guthrie got a no-decision in the 11-inning victory that Kansas City won in the middle game. Duffy who got one of his two wins when having a great outing out of the ‘pen at Minute Maid Park.
Series Predictions – KC on paper should be able to sweep the Astros this week at Kauffman Stadium but we know how things have gone lately. I’m going with a series prediction of the Royals winning two of three versus the bottom feeder from the AL West.
It was just over a month ago when these clubs met deep in the heart of Texas which resulted in the boys in blue sweeping. In the opener it was a 4-2 win followed by a extra inning victory of 6-4 and James Shields closing things out with a 5-1 victory.
Kansas City now holds a 20-19 all-time advantage over Houston by benefit of the previous series played. At the K the Astros lead 10-8 but were swept last June when the teams squared off against one another.
All three games can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City with Ryan Lefebvre and Rex Hudler on the broadcast. Joel Goldberg will anchor the Royals Live before and after the game from Rivals with Jeff Montgomery. On the Royals Radio Network (610 Sports Radio in KC) will be Royals Hall of Famer/2007 Ford C. Frick Award winner Denny Matthews joined by Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart describing the action from the “Space City”.
AL Central Standings (May 26):
Detroit Tigers (28-18)
Chicago White Sox (26-27, 5.5)
Kansas City Royals (24-25, 5.5 GB)
Minnesota Twins (23-25, 6 GB)
Cleveland Indians (24-28, 7 GB)
2014 Series Schedule/Results v. Astros (KC 3-0)
April 15-17, Minute Maid Park – W 4-2, W 6-4 F/11, W 5-1
May 26-28, Kauffman Stadium