Chen has pitched poorly ever since the calender flipped to July, allowing six earned runs in each of his three July starts so far. Chen's last win came on June 26, when he allowed one run on five hits in seven innings against the Rays.
Lineups for both the Royals and Mariners have been announced, and they are as follows:
Kevin Millwood, SP
Kansas City Royals
Bruce Chen, SP
At the least, Yuniesky Betancourt isn't hitting in front of Mike Moustakas tonight, so that's an improvement.
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