LHP Kris Bubic and Kansas City Royals ready for exit against Oakland Athletics

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The Kansas City Royals lost Wednesday afternoon and will look to get back to winning ways on Thursday.

In Surprise, AZ, the Royals lost 9-5 to the visiting San Francisco Giants. Starting pitcher Carlos Hernandez, one of the Royals’ brightest young talents a year ago, struggled a lot and ended up giving up six runs in the second inning. The trio of Kyle Isbel, Edward Olivares and Salvador Perez did their best to keep Kansas City in the game but in the end the damage was already done and the Giants took the win as the Royals fell to 7-4 -1 in spring. training.

On Thursday, the Royals are in Mesa, AZ, to take on the hosting Oakland Athletics at Hohokam Stadium. It’s been a tough spring for the A’s, as they are 3-8-1 in their game against the Royals. Brady Singer, Scott Barlow and Josh Staumont are listed as Thursday’s likely pitchers, with Jonathan Heasley, Angel Zerpa, Collin Snider and Taylor Clarke being on deck as likely on Friday when Kansas City takes on San Diego.

Here’s how the Royals will line up in this afternoon’s game:

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Starting pitchers

Kansas City: LHP Kris Bubic (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Oakland: RHP Daulton Jefferies (0-1, 11.12 ERA)

Kansas City Royals starting lineup

  1. Kyle Isbel (G) – LF
  2. Bobby Witt Jr. (R) – 3B
  3. Ryan O’Hearn (L) – DH
  4. Edward Olivares (R) – RF
  5. Vinnie Pasquantino (L) – 1B
  6. Adalberto Mondesi (S) – SS
  7. JaCoby Jones (R) – CF
  8. Clay Dungan (L) – 2B
  9. Cam Gallagher (D) – C
June 3, 2021;  Kansas City, Missouri, USA;  Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Kris Bubic (50) pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff - USA TODAY Sports
Sep 12, 2021;  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA;  Kansas City Royals center fielder Kyle Isbel (28) hits an RBI single against the Minnesota Twins in the eighth inning at Target Field.  Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn - USA TODAY Sports

To follow

First pitch: 3:05 p.m. CST
TV: N / A
Radio: Royals.com, MLB.com

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