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Alex Gordon out with an injury for game in Omaha

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Also, Lucas Duda is back.

Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

History will be made tonight as the Royals and Tigers play the first ever MLB game to be played in Omaha. The game, to be played at TD Ameritrade Park, will kick off the College World Series, which is played annually in Omaha.

It was to be a homecoming for Nebraska native Alex Gordon, who grew up in nearby Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska. Unfortunately, Gordon will be out for tonight’s game with a compressed nerve.

So the Cornhusker faithful won’t get a chance to cheer on their hometown kid on the field, but I’m sure Gordo will still draw plenty of cheers from the dugout as he supports his teammates.

The Royals also announced they have activated first baseman Lucas Duda from the injured list. Kelvin Gutierrez was technically optioned down to make room for Duda, but because the Royals and Tigers each get a 26th man for this game, Gutierrez will be on the active roster tonight.

The Royals take on the Tigers at 7:05 CT tonight with live coverage on ESPN.