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Game Thread No. 8: Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals, Apr 12, 2016 7:10, PM CDT

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (3-4) vs. Kansas City Royals (4-2), Apr 12, 2016, 7:10 PM CDT

TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest, MLB Network (Out of Market Only)
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español)
Royals SB Nation Blog: Royals Review

Pitching Matchup

RHP Mike Fiers (0-0, 9.00 ERA, 1.80 WHIP) vs. RHP Kris Medlen (6-2, 4.01 ERA, 1.27 WHIP in ‘15)

Today's Lineups

Alcides Escobar - SS Jose Altuve - 2B
Mike Moustakas - 3B George Springer - RF
Lorenzo Cain - CF Carlos Correa - SS
Eric Hosmer - 1B Colby Rasmus - LF
Kendrys Morales - DH Tyler White - 1B
Alex Gordon - LF Carlos Gomez - CF
Salvador Perez - C Evan Gattis - DH
Omar Infante - 2B Luis Valbuena - 3B
Paulo Orlando - RF Erik Kratz - C
Kris Medlen - RHP Mike Fiers - RHP

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