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Rays vs Royals Preview: If we could win this game, that’d be great

The Rays try to snap a three game losing streak

Kansas City Royals v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Last night, the Kansas City Royals offense broke out, scoring seven runs en route to a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays had many opportunities to try and be more competitive in the game, but failed as they were just 3 of 12 with runners in scoring position. Meanwhile on the defensive side of things, the team committed four errors, so that’s nice.

Tonight the Rays will hope to return to the win column, they have lose their past three games in a row.

Starting Lineups

Steven Souza Jr is out of the lineup after leaving last night’s game early.

Today's Lineups

Alcides Escobar - SS Corey Dickerson - LF
Mike Moustakas - 3B Brad Miller - 2B
Lorenzo Cain - CF Evan Longoria - 3B
Eric Hosmer - 1B Logan Morrison - 1B
Salvador Perez - C Rickie Weeks - DH
Alex Gordon - LF Colby Rasmus - RF
Whit Merrifield - 2B Tim Beckham - SS
Brandon Moss - DH Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Jorge Bonifacio - RF Jesus Sucre - C
Chris Young - RHP Matt Andriese - RHP

Starting Pitchers

Matt Andriese vs Chris Young

Matt Andriese was fantastic during his last start. It came on the fourth at the Trop against the Miami Marlins, Andriese held them scoreless for seven innings while he walked three and struck out eight.

Chris Young is taking Ian Kennedy’s turn in the rotation, Kenny was placed on the 10-Day DL a few days ago. So far this season, Young has pitched in seven games for the Royals, all in relief. His last outing came on the 2nd against Chicago where he held the White Sox scoreless for three innings.