The Kansas City Royals will be trying to break a three-game losing skid and avoid a sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Saturday's game was tense with the benches clearing twice in the third inning.
Things could be even more testy on Sunday with the fiery Ubaldo Jimenez returning from suspension to pitch for the Indians. Jimenez was suspended five games for throwing at his former teammate Troy Tulowitzki during spring training. He made his season debut against the Toronto Blue Jays and carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning. After that game he dropped his appeal of his five-game suspension and will be back on the hill on Sunday.
The Royals will turn to Luis Mendoza who took the loss in Oakland on April 9 despite allowing one earned run in 5.2 innings of work against the A's.
Game date/time: Sunday, April 15, 1:10 p.m. CT
Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Pitching Matchup: Ubaldo Jimenez (0-0, 2.57 ERA) vs Luis Mendoza (0-1, 1.59 ERA)
TV: FS Kansas City
Radio: KCSP 610
Online Streaming: MLB.tv