The Royals will open the 2012 campaign on the west coast, while catch Salvador Perez will be at home in K.C. with an injured knee, while Kansas City will be the first team to face the latest revamped, World Series contending Angels squad with a first basemen named Albert Pujols (in 51 interleague games Pujols was .379 against his former in-state Missouri foes).
Bruce Chen will get the start for Kansas City, anchoring a rotation featuring Luke Hochevar and Jonathan Sanchez, while another hard hitting first basemen makes his debut for K.C. in rookie Eric Hosmer.
Date / Time: Thursday, April 6, 9:05 p.m. CT
Location: Angels Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Starting Pitchers: Bruce Chen (0-0) vs. Jered Weaver (0-0)
TV: FSKC, ESPN2
Radio: KCSP 610 AM
Line: Angels (-210)