Royals Vs. Pirates: Game Preview, TV Info And More

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 25: Billy Butler #16 celebrates with Jeff Francoeur #21 of the Kansas City Royals after Butler hit a two-run home run during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 25, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Kansas City hits the road for Interleague play, shuffling their lineup against PIttsburgh in hopes of continuing their winning ways away from Kaufmann Stadium.

The Kansas City Royals will head to a National League park in PIttsburgh for a three-game Interleague series, but they don't want to lose the bat of DH Billy Butler. KC will shake up its lineup to keep Butler hitting, putting first baseman Eric Hosmer in right field, moving Jeff Francoeur to center and playing Butler at first. Hosmer has slumped at the plate as of late, hitting .220 with seven home runs and 29 RBI after a phenomenal rookie season last year.

Pittsburgh is 8-7 all time over the Royals, and enters the series winners of seven of their last ten. Despite a miserable 8-20 home record, KC has a winning record on the road this season, at 16-11.

Date / Time: Friday, June 8, 6:10 p.m. CT

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: Fox Sports KC

Radio: KCSP 610

Probable Starters: Luke Hochevar (3-6) vs. Erik Bedard (3-6)

For more on the Kansas City Royals, check out Royals Review. Pittsburgh Pirates news and info can be found at Bucs Dugout, and all your MLB news and info is available at Baseball Nation.

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