KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 20: Starting pitcher Luis Mendoza warms up before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium on September 20, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
The Royals, looking to build momentum in Interleague play, will host an ailing Diamondbacks club for a three-game series.
The Kansas City Royals are no stranger to slumps, but they'll enter Interleague play at 6-4 in their last ten games, despite dropping their last two to red-hot Baltimore. The D-Backs arrive in K.C. riding a huge skid, on a 4-11 run in May. Kansas City made some moves to shore up their injured bullpen on Thursday, recalling left-hander Everett Teaford and right-hander Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha and optioned right-handers Nate Adcock and Vin Mazzaro.
The D-Backs swept the Royals in Interleague play in 2011.
Date / Time: Friday, May 18, 7:10 p.m. CT
Location: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: Fox Sports Kansas City
Radio: KCSP 610