The Kansas City Royals have come back home and are set to continue a 10-game homestand. Their newest foe is the St. Louis Cardinals.
After a mixed bag of a road trip and a day off, the Kansas City Royals have finally returned home. The Royals haven’t played a home game since Thursday, July 29 (which happened to be a nice 5-0 win over the Chicago White Sox), but now they’re back in town and are getting set to face off against the St. Louis Cardinals.
So far, the Cardinals hold a lead in the season series, but that could theoretically change this weekend.
The Royals haven’t been particularly great as of late. Sure, they’ve been on the road, and it’s generally nicer to play in your home stadium, so that’s part of it. This isn’t a team that’s great at home (just 29-27 this season at Kauffman Field so far), but they’re a lot better there than away from it. This is a team that is 20-37 in away games.
Over Kansas City’s last 10 games (most of which were on the road), the Royals managed to win a total of four of them.
So a return home to Kansas City certainly can’t hurt for this team. If anything, it might indicate that the team could actually get a win Friday evening. Maybe.
WATCH: Kansas City Royals host the St. Louis Cardinals as the Royals return home for a homestand
- Kansas City Royals (49-64 overall, 29-27 at home) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (58-56 overall, 26-31 on the road)
- Date: Friday, August 13
- Time: 7:10 p.m. CT
- Location: Kansas City, Missouri
- Venue: Kauffman Field
- TV Channel: Bally Sports Kansas City
- Radio: KCSP 610
- Reddit: r/KCRoyals
- Live stats: ESPN Gamecast
If you decide to head on over to Kauffman Field for the game, the Royals have made Friday night the “Grateful Dead Night” at The K. If you’re interested in listening to Grateful Dead songs throughout the game and want to pick up a nifty little dancing bear bobblehead, you can read more about the promotion here.