Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals: Live Stream, Start Time, Matchups and More
Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals – Live Stream, TV and Radio Info, Pitching Matchup and Lineups
The Kansas City Royals are in town to face the Oakland Athletics, and it’s guaranteed to be a good series. Will there be a continuation of last year’s fireworks, stemming from the Brett Lawrie slide and subsequent revenge incidents by the Royals’ fiery pitching staff, or will Lawrie’s departure smooth the tension between the two teams?
Friday night’s game will also take place on April 15, also known as Jackie Robinson Day. Every year, Major League Baseball honors the game’s first-ever African-American player by having each player wear the number 42, in honor of Robinson. Be sure to check out staff writer Mark Sigmon’s thoughts on Jackie Robinson Day here.
Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez will take on lefty Rich Hill, as the A’s try to get back to .500 after a tough Angels series.
Date: April 15, 2016 (Game 11)
First Pitch: 7:05 pm PT
Location: Oakland, CA
Stadium: Oakland Coliseum
Pitchers: RHP Edinson Volquez (1-0, 1.54 ERA) vs. LHP Rich Hill (1-1, 3.12 ERA)
Kansas City Royals Radio Info: 610 AM (KCSP)
Oakland Athletics Radio Info: 95.7 FM (KGMZ); 1010 AM – (KIQI)
TV Info: FSKC (Royals); CSNCA (Athletics)
Live Stream: MLB.tv
Today’s Oakland Athletics Lineup vs. Kansas City Royals:
To Be Determined
Preview: The Oakland Athletics are coming off of a three-game sweep by the Los Angeles Angels, and they’ll need more than a solid outing from Hill to get them back on track. The A’s scored six runs to the Angels’ 14, before getting a much-needed break on Thursday.
The bright side is that the Athletics swept the Seattle Mariners last weekend, which has kept them in the middle of the division so far. However, Oakland must get back on track with a series win against the Royals, which will be tough – Kansas City is 7-2, with no signs of slowing down.
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The A’s will turn to Hill to put a stop to their downward spiral. Hill had a strong outing against the Mariners’ lineup, allowing just one run on five hits and a walk. The run came on a home run, but Hill also struck out ten. Meanwhile, Volquez allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out ten batters of his own when he faced the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
As last season’s World Series Champions, the Royals are hoping to repeat – and so far they’ve started things off on the right foot. Can the Athletics cool them off this weekend?