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Game No. 125: Shields vs. Matzek

The Rockies turn to Tyler Matzek tonight in their quest to win three in a row and push their home record on the season over .500

Dustin Bradford

This should be a fun game. If nothing else, there's big time energy in the ballpark in the form of the opponent. The Kansas City Royals have won 16 of their last 19 and zoomed two games ahead a slumping Detroit as they search for their first playoff birth in 29 years. They have an excellent starter and an excellent bullpen waiting, but if there's one thing this Rockies team does well, it's hit at Coors Field.

Michael Cuddyer is not in the starting lineup tonight as he sits with a sore hamstring. Drew Stubbs was a late addition.


Today's Lineups

Norichika Aoki - RF Charlie Blackmon - RF
Omar Infante - 2B Drew Stubbs - CF
Salvador Perez - C Justin Morneau - 1B
Billy Butler - 1B Nolan Arenado - 3B
Alex Gordon - LF Corey Dickerson - LF
Lorenzo Cain - CF Mike McKenry - C
Mike Moustakas - 3B Josh Rutledge - SS
Alcides Escobar - SS DJ LeMahieu - 2B
James Shields - RHP Tyler Matzek - LHP