KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 04: Shelley Duncan #47 of the Cleveland Indians slaps hands with hitting coach Bruce Fields #40 after their 9-6 win over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 4, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
The Cleveland Indians open up their next series against the Kansas City Royals on Friday, the game being the Royals home opener.
The Kansas City Royals will finally get their home opener after playing decently through six games as the Cleveland Indians head in looking to spoil the festivities. The Indians only have one win this season, a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last Sunday.
With the lowest batting average in the majors -- strange, considering they're still managing to score four runs per game -- the Indians have reportedly brought in veteran hitter Johnny Damon to boost the team a bit. He's probably not suiting up for the Indians immediately but it might be a boost nonetheless. The Royals have gone 3-3 with some good offense so far in the young season with the young infield duo of Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas helping quite a bit.
Derek Lowe, starting Friday for Cleveland, is the only Indians pitcher to have a win so far this year, pitching a good one against the Blue Jays as he allowed no runs in seven innings of work. He will face Luke Hochevar, also 1-0 on the season after throwing a two run effort against the Angels on Sunday.
The game will be at Kauffman Stadium at 4:05 p.m ET.