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Game 110 Open Thread - Royals vs. Athletics

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The Kansas City Royals will attempt to win a key road series on Sunday when they play the Oakland Athletics in the Coliseum.

Today's game should be a good pitching matchup, with James Shields facing off against Scott Kazmir. Shields sports a 3.50 ERA with a 3.70 FIP; solid numbers but not as impressive as his 2013 campaign. Kazmir owns a 2.37 ERA with a 3.24 FIP, continuing his improbable renaissance.

Christian Colon is getting the start at third base against the southpaw. Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star brings us the Royals lineup:

I wanted to make a crack about the A's leading off light-hitting Sam Fuld, only to realize that he has a .356 OBP this season. I don't understand baseball. The Athletics twitter account brings us their starting nine: