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GameThread No.79: Kansas City Royals at Houston Astros, June 24, 2018 1:10 PM CDT

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Join the conversation as Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros look to win a series against the Royals

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Houston Astros (51-27) vs. Kansas City Royals (23-53), June 24, 2018 1:10 PM CDT

TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW

Radio: KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM

Online: MLB.TV

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Pitching Matchup

RHP Gerrit Cole (8-1, 2.59 ERA, 138 SO) vs. RHP Jason Hammel (2-8, 4.88 ERA, 59 SO)

Yes, Gerrit Cole already has 138 strikeouts in only 100 innings pitched and still currently holds the top K% in the American League at 36.1% (!!!). Ok, just thought you all should know. Carry on to today's lineups.

Today's Lineups

Kansas City Royals Houston Astros
Rosell Herrera - RF George Springer - CF
Alex Gordon - LF Alex Bregman - 3B
Mike Moustakas - 3B Jose Altuve - DH
Lucas Duda - DH Carlos Correa - SS
Hunter Dozier - 1B Yuli Gurriel - 1B
Alcides Escobar - SS Josh Reddick - RF
Abraham Almonte - CF Marwin Gonzalez - 2B
Drew Butera - C Max Stassi - C
Raul Mondesi - 2B Tony Kemp - LF
Jason Hammel - RHP Gerrit Cole - RHP