With a win-now mandate, this is the year to make sure you buy single game tickets to cheer on the Royals at Kauffman Stadium! Looking to win their second World Series title and third AL pennant in four years, Kansas City is primed to battle Cleveland tooth and nail for Central division supremacy at home in May, June and August.
But there are plenty of other great opponents coming to Kansas City, including fellow AL division champions Boston and Texas. The Yankees visit for three games in May, and the interleague home schedule includes San Francisco and archrival St. Louis, so check the full season schedule below so you can cheer on the Royals!
This is a make-or-break year for the Royals, whose championship nucleus will try to guide them back to the playoffs after missing out last year. The biggest hurdle is replacing starting pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose tragic death in a car accident in the offseason leaves a gaping hole in the rotation.
Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon will be the heart of Kansas City’s lineup, and having a healthy Mike Moustakas, limited to 27 games due to a knee injury, will make that lineup all the more potent. Lorenzo Cain should be a threat on the basepaths and Jorge Soler, acquired from the Cubs should provide pop in right field.