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Royals Vs. Rangers: Friday Game Preview, TV Info And More

The Royals are coming off of a home sweep and catching the AL Champion Rangers in a slump.

SEATTLE, WA - JULY 27:  Starter Jeremy Guthrie #33 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 27, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JULY 27: Starter Jeremy Guthrie #33 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 27, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The good news for the Royals is that despite hosting the AL West leaders and two-time league champion Rangers, Kansas City is getting a weakened Rangers club coming off of a sub-.500 July at the some point the Royals are finishing a home sweep of Cleveland.

The bad news is that starter Jeremy Guthrie has been crushed by several of Texas' big bats before, namely Michael Young (lifetime .400 against Guthrie) and Elvis Andrus, who is 6-for-13 with two doubles lifetime against the pitcher. Guthrie is making his second home start as a Royal, having given up six runs and 11 hits in his first career start in K.C. after being traded.

Date / Time: Friday, August 3,

Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

TV: Fox Sports KC

Radio: KCSP 610

Probable Starters: Matt Harrison (12-6) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (0-2)

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