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Game XVIII Thread: The Royals of Kansas City versus the Mariners of Seattle

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Jeremy Guthrie and Mike Montgomery face off in this year's second skirmish in the Battle for Grass Creek.

The tension is palpable.
The tension is palpable.
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The second skirmish of the Battle for Grass Creek is upon us. Leading the charge for each team will be pitchers Jeremy Guthrie and former Royal farmhand Mike Montgomery. Tonight's entry into the annals of this WAR's history will surely be one that both sides will remember for generations, especially given the pressure on Montgomery to make his former club lament their having shipped him packing after crippling his development.

Ned Yost appears to be back on his standard batting order tonight. The Royals will position themselves on the field of battle thusly:

The Mariners' lineup will align themselves in this manner: