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Previewing the Cardinals 2014 Schedule

Yesterday afternoon, the Cardinals released the details of their schedule for the 2014 season. After some of the adjustments made to the scheduling process in the first year of the balanced schedules, there were plenty of new elements to get used to. Constant interleague match ups, two game “natural rivalry” series, an increase in four-game stands and increased divisional play all changed the course of the season and the weight of each ballgame.


Next spring will be the ninth season for Busch Stadium III, as well as the inaugural year for Ballpark Village. But looking ahead inside the park, there are new challenges on the horizon for the Cardinals. Most notably, the interleague alignment will pit the baseball’s two most competitive divisions from this season against each other, as the National League Central will face off against the American League East.  This will undoubtedly create a much tougher road throughout the season, yet create a number of attractive match ups, both a current and historical sense.

Also, the I-70 Series vs the Kansas City Royals will remain in the fold, as the two-and-two format will remain in place, with two consecutive series in each team’s home ballpark.

Unlike this year, the team will play a heavier home schedule before the All-Star Break with 48 home games at Busch Stadium before the July 14-17 Mid-Summer Classic, and another 33 after. While announcements on ticket availability, promotions and game times will come in the future, here are a few of the highlights and series of note for the upcoming season.

  • The season opens March 31 in Cincinnati with a three game series against the Reds, before moving on to Pittsburgh for a three-game weekend set.
  • Opening Day in St. Louis is Monday, April 7 versus the Reds for the second consecutive season
  • April 11-13: First home series versus the Chicago Cubs
  • May 2-4: First weekend trip to Wrigley Field
  • Longest Homestand: From May 12-June 3, the team plays only three games away from Busch
  • Interleague visits to Busch: The New York Yankees visit Busch from May 26-28, the Tampa Bay Rays for a two game series July 22-23 and the Boston Red Sox from August 5-7.
  • Interleague Travels: The Toronto Blue Jays June 6-8, Tampa Bay Rays June 10-11 and to Baltimore to face the Orioles August 8-10.
  • I-70 Series: The Kansas City Royals come to Busch from June 2-3, and the Cardinals go to Kansas City June 4-5.
  • Holiday home stands: Memorial Day versus Yankees, Fourth of July (vs. Miami Marlins) and Labor Day (September 1 vs. Pirates)
  • The final home stand of the season is a nine game stand against the Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds from September 12-21.
  • The season ends visiting the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 28.



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Royals And Fox Sports KC Announce Schedule

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 31, 2013) – The Kansas City Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City today announced a 142-game television schedule for the 2013 season, featuring two exhibition games and 140 regular season games.


The Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City are entering the sixth season of a long-term agreement in which FOX Sports Kansas City is the exclusive television home of Royals baseball.  The 140-game regular season television schedule features 67 road games and 73 from Kauffman Stadium.  Every game on FOX Sports Kansas City will be preceded by a 30-minute pre-game show, “Hy-Vee Royals Live,” and followed by the “Boulevard Royals Live” post-game show.  All 140 regular season telecasts will be presented in High Definition.

FOX Sports Kansas City’s coverage of Royals baseball kicks off with a Spring Training telecast from Surprise, Ariz., on Monday, March 25, when the Royals host the Los Angeles Dodgers at 8:05 p.m. (CDT).  A second exhibition game will be broadcast on Wednesday, March 27, when Kansas City hosts the Chicago Cubs, also at 8:05 p.m. (CDT).

FSKC will air Kansas City’s Opening Day contest on April 1 at Chicago as well as the April 8 home opener vs. Minnesota.

Ryan Lefebvre will call 90 regular season games and one exhibition for Fox Sports Kansas City and Steve Physioc will provide the play-by-play on 50 games during the season and one exhibition.  Rex Hudler will return for his second season as the analyst and Royals’ Hall of Famer, Jeff Montgomery, will provide analysis throughout the season on Royals Live with host Joel Goldberg.

The complete season schedule with telecasts is listed on the attached schedule, which you can download by clicking here.  All game times and the TV schedule are subject to change.

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Wild Card Game Times Announced

Thursday’s Potential Yankees @ Orioles A.L. East Tiebreaker Game Would Be at 7:10 P.M. (ET) If Necessary

Major League Baseball today announced game times for a potential A.L. East Tiebreaker game on Thursday, the inaugural Wild Card Games presented by Budweiser on Friday and the pair of Division Series-opening Game Ones, involving the Detroit Tigers in the American League and the Cincinnati Reds against the San Francisco Giants in the National League.






Oct. 4th

*NYY @ BAL (If Necessary)

7:10 p.m. (ET)


Oct. 5th

N.L. Wild Card Game, STL @ ATL

5:07 p.m. (ET)


Oct. 5th

A.L. Wild Card Game

8:37 p.m. (ET)


Oct. 6th

ALDS Game 1 @ DET

6:07 p.m. (ET)


Oct. 6th

NLDS Game 1, CIN @ SF

9:37 p.m. (ET)/6:37 p.m. (PT)

 Please note that the schedule above is tentative and subject to change based on postponed and/or suspended games.

TBS would provide exclusive coverage of the potential A.L. East Tiebreaker Game.  TBS will air up to 18 of the potential Division Series games, while MLB Network will air a Division Series game on Sunday, October 7th and Wednesday, October 10th.  ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2012 MLB Postseason games, as well as the potential Tiebreaker Game.

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Royals Announce 2013 Schedule

Home opener scheduled for April 8 vs. Minnesota

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 12, 2012) — In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced their 2013 regular season schedule.  Opening Day is scheduled for Monday, April 1 when the Royals visit the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.  It marks the seventh time in franchise history that the Royals have opened against the White Sox (1972, 1976, 1987, 2003, 2004 and 2009), the third time in Chicago (’76 and ’09).  Kansas City will begin the home schedule on April 8 vs. Minnesota.  All game times will be announced at a later date.

2013 will mark the first season that each league will consist of 15 teams with the Houston Astros joining the American League West.  The Royals and every other Major League club will play 19 games against each divisional opponent, consisting of 76 division games total.

Kansas City will play 20 Interleague contests played over eight series, four home and four on the road.  The Royals will compete against their “prime rival”, the St. Louis Cardinals, in back-to-back two-game series spanning both cities from May 27-30, with the Cardinals visiting Kansas City on May 27-28 and the Royals returning the strip on May 29-30. The club also will host Interleague matchups against Atlanta (June 25-26), Miami (August 12-14) and Washington (August 23-25).  The visit to Kansas City will be the first in franchise history for the Braves.  The Nationals franchise played in Kansas City in 2004 as the Montreal Expos.  The road Interleague schedule also consists of visits to Philadelphia (April 5-7), Atlanta (April 16-17) and the club’s first-ever trip to Citi Field, home of the New York Mets (August 2-4).

Kansas City’s holiday schedule sees the Royals at home on Mother’s Day vs. the Yankees (May 12), Memorial Day vs. St. Louis (May 27), July 4th vs. Cleveland and on Labor Day vs. Seattle (September 2); and on the road at the Rays on Father’s Day (June 16).

The month-by-month home game totals are: April – 11; May – 14; June – 14; July – 13; August – 16; September – 13.  The Royals will host a pair of 10-game homestands, first from April 26 to May 5 and again from August 5-14.  The club’s longest road trips are a pair of nine-game journeys from May 13-22 and July 26-August 4.

The complete 2013 schedule is located here in PDF format..   The game dates are subject to change.

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Royals Spring Broadcasts Announced


KANSAS CITY, MO (February 15, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals and Entercom-Kansas City today announced the first 15 broadcasts of the 2012 Royals Spring Training Radio schedule that will air on 610 Sports Radio (KCSP-AM).  All Spring Training contests will be webcast on royals.com, including the games not on 610 Sports Radio.  The Royals and 610 Sports Radio will add five more broadcasts once the NCAA Tournament schedule is released due to 610’s commitment to University of Kansas basketball as well.

The 2012 spring radio broadcast schedule is as follows:

Sunday March 4 @ Texas 1:05 p.m.
Monday March 5 vs. Texas 2:05 p.m.  
Tuesday March 6 vs. San Diego (SS) 2:05 p.m.  
Sunday March 11 @ Oakland 3:05 p.m.  
Monday March 12 vs. San Francisco 3:05 p.m.  
Tuesday March 20 vs. Los Angeles Angels 3:05 p.m.  
Wednesday March 21 vs. Oakland 3:05 p.m.  
Monday March 26 @ San Francisco 3:05 p.m.  
Tuesday March 27 @ Milwaukee 3:05 p.m.  
Wednesday March 28 vs. Texas 8:05 p.m.  
Thursday March 29 @ Los Angeles Angels 3:05 p.m.  
Friday March 30 vs. Chicago White Sox 8:05 p.m.  
Sunday April 1 @ Seattle 3:05 p.m.  
Tuesday April 3 @ San Diego (PETCO Park) 9:05 p.m.  
Wednesday April 4 @ San Diego (Lake Elsinore) 4:05 p.m.  

                                *All Times Central – Game Times Subject to Change


For the 44th year, Royals Hall of Famer Denny Matthews will call Spring Training play-by-play action and he’ll be joined by Ryan Lefebvre, newcomer Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart.  The spring schedule for Bob Davis will be determined by University of Kansas basketball.  Stewart will anchor the exhibition webcasts.

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Royals Announce 2012 Regular Season Schedule

Royals Announce 2012 Regular Season Schedule
Home opener scheduled for April 13 vs. Cleveland


KANSAS CITY, MO (September 14, 2011) — In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals today announced their 2012 regular season schedule. Opening Day is scheduled for Friday, April 6 when the Royals visit the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium. It marks the fifth time in franchise history that the Royals have opened against the Angels (1971, 1973, 1975 and 2011), the fourth time in Anaheim. Kansas City will begin the home schedule on April 13 vs. Cleveland at 3:10 p.m.

Kansas City will host Interleague matchups against Arizona (May 18-20), Milwaukee (June 12-14) and St. Louis (June 22-24). The road Interleague schedule consists of visits to Pittsburgh (June 8-10), St. Louis (June 15-17) and Houston (June 18-20).

Kansas City’s holiday schedule sees the Royals at home on Labor Day vs. Texas (September 3), and on the road at the Angels on Easter (April 8), in Chicago on Mother’s Day (May 13), at Cleveland on Memorial Day (May 28), in St. Louis for Father’s Day (June 17) and in Toronto on July 4th.

The month-by-month home game features: April – 10; May – 12; June – 15; July – 11; August – 15; September – 15; October – 3. The Royals will host a pair of 10-game homestands, first from April 13 to 23 and again after the All-Star Game from July 13 to 22. The club’s longest road trip is a 10-game stretch from June 29 to July 8.

In addition to the 3:10 start for the home opener, the Royals host 1:10 weekday contests on May 17 vs. Baltimore, June 6 vs. Minnesota, June 27 vs. Tampa Bay and July 19 vs. Seattle.

Standard start times for all other contests at Kauffman Stadium in 2012 are:
Monday through Friday: 7:10 p.m.
Saturday: 6:10 p.m.
Sunday: 1:10 p.m.

The complete 2012 schedule is attached with game times for home contests. Times for road games will be announced at a later date. The game dates and times are subject to change.

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