Below is an advertisement.
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

Probable Pitchers

New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
David Phelps, RHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    David Phelps, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    David Phelps, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. KC hitters
  • x ...loading
    David Phelps, last 5 years vs. KC
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Phelps picked a good location to make his first big league start; he'll have plenty of friends making the drive from St. Louis. The rookie slides into the rotation after striking out 14 and walking just two in his first 17 2/3 big league innings.

Danny Duffy, LHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Danny Duffy, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Danny Duffy, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. NYY hitters
  • x ...loading
    Danny Duffy, last 5 years vs. NYY
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Duffy missed his last start after having elbow stiffness. That followed his April 22 loss to the Blue Jays in which Duffy struggled to harness his stuff. In 4 2/3 innings, he ran up 113 pitches with five walks and didn't make it out of the fifth.

Back To Top

New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
CC Sabathia, LHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    CC Sabathia, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    CC Sabathia, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. KC hitters
  • x ...loading
    CC Sabathia, last 5 years vs. KC
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

After starting slowly, the southpaw has started to come into his own, particularly in his last two outings. Sabathia has earned a victory in each of his last three starts, and has struck out 16 batters in his last two games combined.

Bruce Chen, LHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Bruce Chen, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Bruce Chen, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. NYY hitters
  • x ...loading
    Bruce Chen, last 5 years vs. NYY
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Chen endured his worst start this season last Sunday at Minnesota, giving up six runs in 2 2/3 innings. He had given up a total of just seven earned runs in his previous four starts and 25 innings. Against the Yankees, he's 2-5 in his career.

Back To Top

New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Hiroki Kuroda, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Hiroki Kuroda, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. KC hitters
  • x ...loading
    Hiroki Kuroda, last 5 years vs. KC
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Kuroda snapped an unwelcome trend of following a good start with a subpar effort in his last outing, limiting the Orioles to a run on four hits over seven innings. He has allowed three earned runs in his last 13 2/3 innings pitched.

Felipe Paulino, RHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Felipe Paulino, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Felipe Paulino, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. NYY hitters
  • x ...loading
    Felipe Paulino, last 5 years vs. NYY
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Paulino will make his first start of the season following a DL stint with a right forearm strain and a Minor League rehab assignment. He takes Luis Mendoza's spot in the rotation. Last year Paulino, obtained from the Rockies, was 4-6 with a 4.11 ERA.

Back To Top

New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Phil Hughes, RHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Phil Hughes, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Phil Hughes, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. KC hitters
  • x ...loading
    Phil Hughes, last 5 years vs. KC
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Hughes is without a quality start this year, though he inched closer in his last start. Both he and Joe Girardi called the outing against the Orioles progress, but Hughes has still allowed seven homers in 21 2/3 innings.

Luke Hochevar, RHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Luke Hochevar, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Luke Hochevar, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. NYY hitters
  • x ...loading
    Luke Hochevar, last 5 years vs. NYY
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Hochevar has had his ups and downs so far. He's won two games, but in his two losses, to Cleveland and Detroit, he's given up a total of 12 runs in the first inning alone. Manager Ned Yost said it's simply a matter of Hochevar not following through.

Back To Top