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Game XCVIII Thread: The Royals of Kansas City versus the Tigers of Detroit

Jason Hammel squares off against Kate Upton’s beau

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The Royals kick off their three-game series in Detroit with a Monday night tilt featuring starter Jason Hammel. Hammel has been one of the more effective Royals starting pitchers. Yes, that’s damning him with faint praise.

He will trade blows with Justin Verlander. Verlander is back to being just a decent pitcher.

The Royals will field a lineup looking like this:

[If there’s a lineup here, it means that the author had time during work to tear himself away and embed a tweet.]

The Tigers? They’ll look like this:

[That note above? Same here.]