MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 12: Francisley Bueno #67 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates a win against the Minnesota Twins on September 12, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Royals defeated the Twins 10-5. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
The Royals open a three-game series against Los Angeles Friday.
The Kansas City Royals will open a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium Friday night. The Royals have won three of four, but will need to quickly rebound from a heartbreaking extra-inning loss to the Twins Thursday night. Los Angeles comes to Kauffman having dropped three of four against Oakland.
If they're going to beat Los Angeles Friday, the Royals will have to find a way to hit Angels starter C.J. Wilson. The southpaw Wilson is 12-9 on the season with a 3.69 ERA, and has been on fire as of late. Wilson has won his last three starts, including an appearance against Detroit Saturday where he threw 7 2/3 innings, gave up no earned runs, and struck out six.
The Royals will send Bruce Chen to the mound. The veteran lefty is making his 31st start of the season. He stands 10-12 with a 5.36 ERA, and has lost his two September starts. He has faced Los Angeles twice this season, throwing six scoreless innings in a no decision April 6 and giving up 3 runs in 5 1/3 innings on July 23.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm CT. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Kansas City and AM 610 KCSP.
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