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Game Thread #24: Milwaukee Brewers (14-9) @ Kansas City Royals (5-15)

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The road trip begins with a familiar foe on the mound for KC

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The Kansas City Royals had some hopes of repeating last season's fringe competition for a wild card spot, but their 5-15 start makes that unlikely. One of the mainstays of their two World Series appearances returns with the Milwaukee Brewers (14-9) in Lorenzo Cain, who is off to a fine start for Milwaukee. The Brewers are looking to extend a six game winning streak.

The Royals send former D'Backs and Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy (1-2, 2.35) to the hill and the Brewers counter with Zach Davies (1-2, 4.84).

Manny Pina returns from the DL and gets the start behind the plate, Eric Sogard remains the starting shortstop, and Ryan Braun draws the DH assignment for the first inter-league game of the season.

Milwaukee Brewers (14-9)

1. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF
3. Ryan Braun (R) DH
4. Travis Shaw (L) 3B
5. Domingo Santana (R) RF
6. Eric Thames (L) 1B
7. Manny Pina (R) C
8. Jonathan Villar (S) 2B
9. Eric Sogard (L) SS
Kansas City Royals (5-15)
1. Jon Jay (L) CF
2. Whit Merrifield (R) 2B
3. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Jorge Soler (R) RF
7. Alex Gordon (L) LF
9. Alcides Escobar (R) SS

Poll

How high will the winning streak go?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Ends at 6
    (2 votes)
  • 10%
    at 7
    (10 votes)
  • 43%
    when they get to Wrigley
    (43 votes)
  • 43%
    No more losses this year!
    (43 votes)
98 votes total Vote Now