Danny Duffy will start the game for the Royals. Duffy has thrown a career high 134 2/3 innings this year, posting a sparkling 2.47 ERA with a 3.73 FIP. The southpaw needs to continue improving his K% and lowering his BB% to sustain his success; a .231 BABIP and a 5.6% HR/FB% will regress. Still, Duffy has an opportunity tonight to perform well in front of a national audience.
T.J. House will take the mound for Cleveland. House has made 13 starats this year, owning a 4.18 ERA with a 4.11 FIP. The soutphaw throws four pitches, but his overall stuff isn't overwhelming. It would be a nice night for the Kansas City offense to wake up and hang some crooked numbers.
ESPN is telvesing the game tonight; it's the first time the Royals have hosted Sunday Night Baseball since 2001. It should be a packed house tonight, let's hope the Royals give the fans plenty to cheer for.