For the first of three sure-to-be-heated battles between the interdivisional archrivals these will be the lineups.
First, your Kansas City Royals:
Man The Ramparts Lineup: Aoki 9, Infante 4, Hosmer 3, Perez 2, Gordon 7, Butler DH, Moustakas 5, Cain 8, Escobar 6, Shields 1. #royals— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) July 29, 2014
Now the evil Twins:
Dos Escobars at short. A Mizzou Tiger pitching for the visiting Twins. The matchup is rotten with intrigue. Brother versus brother, presumably. Prodigal son comes back to dispatch of local team.
To ratchet up the tension, tonight's victor will wake up sandwiched between Joe Mays and Doug Mientkiewicz, an inarguable get for whoever comes out on top--or in this case, in the middle. With so much on the line, it's hard to fathom what the loser will console themselves with. Probably by flicking the team-specific helmet of their Harmon Killebrew bobblehead doll.
To any Twin or Royal hanging dong, it's been rumored that the reward will be a full-body-waxing performed by none other than Ron Mahay.
Paul Evans, I can't get you out of my head. (I wanted to embed the normal version, but that's disabled.)