KC Royals Begin Victory Lap Against Cleveland Indians


Last night, our KC Royals celebrated their first AL Central crown and divisional title in 30 years after defeating Seattle 10-4. This is the final regular season home stand before the ALDS in a couple weeks.

While home field advantage is the next objective for this team, they’ll welcome Cleveland to town for the weekend. Even after their rough start, the Indians are still in the mix for the wildcard.

Probable Pitching Match-Ups:
Friday, 7:10 pm – Carlos Carrasco/RHP (13-11, 3.62) v. Edinson Volquez/RHP (13-8, 3.62)
Saturday, 6:10 pm – Josh Tomlin/RHP (6-2, 2.43) v. Kris Medlen/RHP (5-1, 3.51)
Sunday, 1:10 pm – Danny Salazar/RHP (13-9, 3.51) v. TBA

Comments on Pitching Match-Ups – The Tribe will throw three solid pitchers at Kansas City this weekend as they fight for their postseason lives. For the Royals they’ll throw two known pitchers plus a TBA.

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Game 1: Carrasco is still unbeaten this season winning 10-3, 2-1 and 8-3. Volquez has split the past two starts winning and losing against the Tribe.
Game 2: Tomlin lost a tough 2-0 decision on the last road trip against Medlen oddly enough. This is one of Medlen’s last starts of this season where he’ll hopefully continue his consistency.
Game 3: Salazar boosts a 2-1 record against our boys in blue this year. This was Jeremy Guthrie’s spot in the rotation but last time out showed we might’ve seen his last appearance.

Series Prediction – Despite leading the season series, Cleveland has been a tough opponent for Kansas City this season on their way to winning the central. While home field is still this teams goal, expect to see Cheslor Cuthbert, Christian Colon, Francisco Pena and other bench players give some regulars time off. Not to say Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain won’t play on this last home stand, but Ned Yost will look to get his guys a little more rest down the stretch. Prediction: Indians take two of three

2015 Meetings:
Neither team has won more than two straight against the other in this tight season series. Entering this series, Kansas City won the last so we’ll see if this trend continues. They split at Progressive Field with that series finale seeing Greg Holland’s last save of 2015.

Franchise History:
Cleveland still holds a 330-315 lead between these franchise’s all-time while our Royals continue to chip away. In Kansas City, the record is more Royal with them leading 167-151 with a mark of 155-139 at Kauffman Stadium.

TV/Radio Coverage:
Fox Sports Kansas City will broadcast all three games with Ryan Lefebvre and Rex Hudler calling the action between these two. Joel Goldberg and Royals Hall of Famer Jeff Montgomery host Royals Live before and after the action from left field.

On the Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC) will be Royals Hall of Famer/2007 Ford C. Frick Award winner Denny Matthews who’s joined in the booth by Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart describing all the action from beautiful Kauffman Stadium.

2015 Series Schedule/Results v. Indians (KC 9-7):
April 27-29: Progressive Field – W 6-2, W 11-5, L 7-5
May 5-7: Kauffman Stadium – W 5-3, L 10-3, W 7-4
June 2-4: Kauffman Stadium – L 2-1, W 4-2, L 6-2 F/8
July 27-29: Progressive Field – W 9-4, W 2-1, L 12-1
September 14-17: Progressive Field – L 5-1, W 2-0, L 5-1, W 8-4
September 25-27: Kauffman Stadium

Game Notes:
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