The Kansas City Royals are starting to gain some momentum, posting a stunning three-game sweep of the first-place Chicago White Sox over the weekend that moved Kansas City past the free-falling Cleveland Indians into third place in the American League Central.
Kansas City will look to stay hot as they begin a seven-game East Coast road trip in Tampa Bay, where they'll start a three-game set Monday against another team fighting for the playoffs in the Rays. The road trip continues on Thursday when Kansas City will begin a four-game series in Boston against the Red Sox.
Probable Starting Pitchers:
Monday: Will Smith (4-4, 5.09) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (7-8, 3.39) 6:10pm CT
Tuesday: Luke Hochevar (7-11, 5.24) vs. David Price (16-4, 2.39) 6:10pm CT
Wednesday: Luis Mendoza (7-8, 4.26) vs. James Shields (11-7, 4.03) 12:10pm CT
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