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Thursday Thread: Royals at Cardinals

Please win a baseball game today.

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Today's game features the Kansas City Royals, who are suddenly back within one game of .500 and 2-8 in their last 10 games, and the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals, who have won five in a row.

The Royals are seeking to avoid the four-game sweep. The last time they entered the final game of a St. Louis series seeking to avoid a sweep, there was a five-hour rain delay and the game didn't end until 3:14 am. If that happens again tonight, I'll be able to write a recap on time, because I work until 10:30. Tonight may be late.

Please, Royals. Please, Jason Hammel. Win this game.