Omar Infante returns as the Royals host the Astros for three games at Kauffman Stadium. Photo Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Astros at (19-32) at Royals (24-25)


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.

2014 Meetings:
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.

Franchise History:
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.

TV/Radio Coverage:
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

Game Notes:
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals

Tags: Kansas City Royals

  • cardsfanatik

    After watching this game tonight, something has to change with this team. Nothing is getting better. They are getting the shit kicked out of them by the Houston Astros.

  • Terry LeRoy Payne

    The royals have to face it. They are a team that is going to finish last in total home runs but first in singles. Butler is going to be lucky to hit 12 homeruns and no one on the team is going to hit 15 home runs. No team can make it to the playoffs with such dismal power numbers.

    It’s past time to clean house. New manager and new general manager. Look at their draft picks: Colon a bust, Moustakis a bust, Sterling a bust. These guys have to go!

    Do you think Shields will want to sign with Kansas City next year?

    Since Falu plays for the Brewers now, I think I will start following them now.