The pomp and circumstance of Opening Day and the Royals being recognized as the 2014 American League champions now stand as distant memories. The second contest of this three-game series features two of the more underrated lefty hurlers in Chicago's Jose Quintana and Kansas City's Danny Duffy.
Per weather.com, Wednesday's forecast calls for a balmy 84 degrees but also a 50 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Things to know
• Quintana needs just 12 starts after Wednesday's trip to the mound to reach 100 for his career. He needs 77 strikeouts to hit 500.
• The next home run Alexei Ramirez hits will be the 100th of his career. Ramirez is 3-for-8, with no extra-base hits, lifetime against Duffy.
• Duffy, through 29 career games within the American League Central Division, has posted a 2.80 ERA.
• Left-handed-hitting Mike Moustakas is one of the Royals' best hitters against Quintana. Moustakas has a .333 career average and two home runs against the left-hander. Moustakas went 2-for-3 with an opposite-field home run in Monday's season opener.