The struggling Royals will have to face Justin Verlander and hope to avoid a two-game sweep in Detroit Wednesday afternoon, as the heart of the KC batting order has gone cold - Eric Hosmer and Jeff Francoeur (the four and five hitters) are hitting a combined .216 so far this year.
One Royal has made a career of hitting well in Detroit - designated hitter Billy Butler has a .337 batting average and 30 RBI in Comerica, the most of any Royal in the lineup.
Date / Time: Wednesday, May 2, 12:05 p.m. CT
Location: Comerica Field, Detroit, Michigan
TV: MLB Network
Radio: KCSP 610 AM
Probable Starters: Justin Verlander (2-1) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (1-1)