The Kansas City Royals (16-31) and St. Louis Cardinals (24-23) are set to play the first game of their doubleheader from Busch Stadium on Wednesday, renewing an underrated interleague regional rivalry.
How to Live Stream the Game
First pitch is set for 1:15 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast regionally on FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports Kansas City, as well as nationally on MLB Network. Additional streams of the game can be found via the MLB Streams subreddit.
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Whit Merrifield leads things off for the Royals in center field. Alex Gordon and Hunter Dozier will both look to continue their hot starts to the season, as they bat cleanup and fifth in the order, respectively.
Brad Keller (2-5, 4.66 ERA) will take the mound to start for the Royals. He's struggled in his past two starts, allowing nine earned runs and 12 hits in 10.2 innings of work.
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Matt Carpenter is back in the leadoff spot for the Cardinals, as center fielder Harrison Bader, who went 2-for-4 leading off against the Rangers on Sunday, slides back down to the seven-spot. Cleanup hitter Marcell Ozuna will look to bust out of his recent 10-for-61 skid.
Michael Wacha (3-1, 4.93 ERA) toes the rubber for the Cardinals in the first game of the doubleheader. He was effective in his most recent start, allowing just one earned run in five innings.