Opinion

Royals will finish first half with series against hard-hitting Blue Jays

Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez will make the final start of the first half of the season.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez will make the final start of the first half of the season. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

Here are the pitching matchups for the final series before the All-Star break, a three-game tilt between the Royals and the Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium:

Friday, 7:10 p.m.: LHP Danny Duffy (2-4, 5.14 ERA) vs. RHP Marco Estrade (6-4, 3.59 ERA).

Saturday, 1:10 p.m.: RHP Chris Young (7-4, 2.89 ERA) vs. LHP Mark Buehrle (9-5, 3.38 ERA).

Sunday, 1:10 p.m.: RHP Edinson Volquez (8-4, 3.40 ERA) vs. LHP Felix Doubront (1-0, 2.00 ERA).

FROM THE STAR

1. The Royals won their fifth game in a row on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep of the Rays. Blair Kerkhoff has the details.

2. Sam Mellinger wrote a column about the ramifications of Alex Gordon’s injury.

3. Here are the details on Gordon’s eight-week absence, from Blair.

THE ROYALS’ PLAYOFF PERCENTAGE (ACCORDING TO BASEBALL PROSPECTUS)

86.6 percent.

HERE IS SOME ROCK MUSIC

“Controlled Mayhem Then Erupts” by Cave In.

To reach Andy McCullough, call 816-234-4370 or send email to rmccullough@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @McCulloughStar.

  Comments