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The Week Ahead: Royals schedule, promotions, TV for April 4-10

What to look for this week with the Royals.

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Fresh off their Opening Day victory, the Royals will get an off-day Monday before resuming their series with the Mets on Tuesday afternoon at 3:15 CT. Before the game, the team will receive their championship rings in a ceremony that will be broadcast on Fox Sports Kansas City. Ryan Lefebvre, Rex Hudler, and Joel Goldberg will return for the first 2016 telecast for FSKC, and you can also stream the game on the Fox Sports Go app with cable authentication. If you're out of the Royals market, the game will also be broadcast nationally on MLB Network. Noah Syndergaard faces the Royals for the first time since brushing Alcides Escobar back in Game Three of the World Series. Ian Kennedy was originally scheduled to start Tuesday's game, but after he tweaked his hamstring in his last spring training start, the Royals pushed him back to Friday and plan to start Chris Young instead.

The Royals will have rare back-to-back off-days on Wednesday and Thursday before resuming action on Friday with a weekend series hosting the Twins. Yordano Ventura will make his season debut after finishing strong last year, facing off against Twins lefty Tommy Milone in a 7:15 start. On Saturday, free agent Ian Kennedy will likely make his Royals debut, most likely against Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco. The first 10,000 fans will receive a championship car flag with first pitch at 6:15. The series concludes Sunday with Edinson Volquez facing off against former Royals right-hander Ervin Santana. In addition to being "Scout Day", there will be a birthday bash for Sluggerrr. First pitch is at 1:15. All three weekend games will air on Fox Sports Kansas City.

You can also watch a full slate of games nationally this week, including division rivals Detroit and Chicago. The Tigers take on the Marlins Tuesday evening on MLB Network, followed by the White Sox and the Athletics. The White Sox and A's will again match up on Wednesday night on ESPN2. The Tigers will host the Yankees over the weekend, with Saturday afternoon's game on MLB Network, and Sunday evening's game on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.