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Game XII Open Thread: A's at Royals

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You may have heard that there is some tension between these two teams. Hey, you'd be ticked too if you choked like Oakland did down the stretch last year, and that's not even mentioning the Wild Card game.

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The Royals were 7-0 just five days ago, but they now find themselves in danger of losing consecutive series. Kansas City will try to take home the rubber game of the three-game series against the Oakland A's, despite the fact that Ned Yost's lineup looks like something the 2007 Royals would throw out:

No Perez. No Gordon. No Escobar. No Rios. No Holland. Who's excited?

Whoa, careful now, don't complain too much or Jim Joyce might eject you.

Poll

How do you expect the tension to carry over to today's game?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    At least one batter will be hit
    (38 votes)
  • 7%
    At least one batter will be hit on both teams
    (13 votes)
  • 9%
    At least one batter will be hit on both teams and the benches will clear
    (17 votes)
  • 41%
    Two batters hit, benches clear, and at least one ejction
    (72 votes)
  • 20%
    Don't expect any retaliation of any kind
    (35 votes)
175 votes total Vote Now