Baseball fans can rejoice as Opening Day 2012 is finally around the corner. The Kansas City Royals, who are hosting this year's All-Star Game, will open the season on the road against the retooled Los Angeles Angels on Friday, April 6.
As if facing Albert Pujols wasn't bad enough in interleague play, the Royals will be the first to welcome him to the American League. Bruce Chen will be the first to face Pujols, as Chen earned the Opening Day nod. Chen went 12-8 last year for the Royals, making 25 starts and posting a 3.77 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
The Royals will continue their California trip to start the year, as they head to Oakland to take on the A's after wrapping up a three game series against the Angels.
Kauffman Stadium will open up its doors in Kansas City for the home opener on Friday, April 13, when the Royals play host to the Cleveland Indians.
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