The first of four games in this home/road split series/epic blood fued is set at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals will send Danny Duffy to the mound in the hopes that he is at his strike-throwingest best while the Cardinals turn to Old Ironsides Adam Wainwright, who is not the man he used to be.
Both teams needs desperately to make up ground on red hot teams in front of them in the divisional standings. There's also the whole intrastate rivalry thing which Kansas City holds to with clenched fists and white knuckles while the other side of the state likes to pretend they don't care.
These will be the Cardinals:
These will be the Royals: