After a day off yesterday following three straight losses to red hot Texas, the Royals start a three game series at first place Cleveland. Luke Hochevar starts tonight.
In his first outing against Cleveland, Hochevar pitched five perfect innings against the Tribe, then gave up six runs in the sixth, as the Royals lost, 7-5, on April 20. Hochevar will face Justin Masterson whose 4-0 with a 1.71 ERA.
When Alex Gordon singled off Rangers reliever Brett Tomko in the eighth inning on Sunday, he extended his hitting streak to 18 games. Gordon is hitting .390 during the streak (30-for-77) with one homer, 14 RBIs and 18 runs scored.
The Indians have won their last seven at home. 6:05 first pitch.