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Game XLVI: Royals at Yankees

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More home runs, please

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The Royals will have their first shot to avenge last week's series loss to the Yankees by taking game two of this week's series in the Bronx.

A (still) struggling Jason Hammel gets the nod for the good guys, with a shot to avenge his own shortcomings from last week, where he gave up five runs in six innings in his latest loss. Entering tonight, Hammel has given up 11 runs in his last 13 innings and has lost four of his last five decisions.

He will be opposed by fireballer Luis Severino, who leads all qualified pitchers in average fastball velocity, sitting just a tick over 97 MPH.

The Royals enjoyed a nice barrage of power last night, using four home runs to get the win in game one of the three game set. Lorenzo Cain, Jorge Bonifacio, Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas all homered in the win.

Kansas City's 52 home runs in 45 games puts them on pace to hit around 187 homers for the season, a number that would handily top the Royals 1987 team record of 168.

The Royals get Alex Gordon back off of paternity leave tonight:

While the Yankees will have Gary Sanchez back in their lineup tonight: