TONIGHT S STARTING PITCHERS: Matt Harvey (13-8, 2.71 ERA in 15) vs. Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA in 15)

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1 Kansas City Royals OFFICIAL GAME NOTES New York Mets Kansas City Royals (0-0) Kauffman Stadium - Sunday, April 3, 2016 Game #1 - Home Game #1 ESPN (HD), KCSP Radio (610 Sports), KYYS Radio (1250 AM) and ESPN Radio UPCOMING PITCHING PROBABLES Tomorrow, April 4: Off day Tuesday, April 5 vs. New York Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard vs. RHP Chris Young, 3:15 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Wednesday, April 6: Off day (Royals workout at 11:00 a.m. - clubhouse opens after workout for 30 minutes) Thursday, April 7: Off day (Royals workout at 11:00 a.m. - clubhouse opens after workout for 30 minutes) Tonight s game is being broadcast in Kansas City on KCSP Radio (610 Sports) and the Royals Radio Network with Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre and Steve Stewart, while Don Free controls the dials as the producer/engineer...tonight is also being carried in Spanish on KYYS Radio (1250 AM) with Jose Munoz on the call...tonight s tilt is being nationally televised in High Definition by ESPN with Dan Shulman, Jessica Mendoza, Aaron Boone and Buster Olney, while Baseball Tonight is also live on site with Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian and Dallas Braden...ESPN Radio is also carrying tonight s action with Adam Amin and Chris Singleton...the first telecast on FOX Sports Kansas City will be Tuesday s matinee. Mets vs. Royals Tonight is the first of four games between last year s World Series combatants, with the Mets here again on Tuesday and the Royals traveling to Citi Field for a two-game road trip in June... not including postseason play, the Royals hold a 5-4 lead in regular season work against the Metropolitans, including a 2-1 advantage in Kauffman Stadium. Date Site Score WP LP Att. 4/3 KC 4/5 KC NY NY LET THE GAMES BEGIN--For the second time in franchise history, the Kansas City Royals take the field as the defending World Series Champion, but this is the first time the club has opened the subsequent campaign in Kauffman Stadium...the 1985 World Champs began the following season in Yankee Stadium... KC opens 2016 as the two-time defending American League Champions, a franchise first, as the club went to a Game #7 in the 2014 World Series before succumbing to the San Francisco Giants...Kansas City s A.L. Crown last year was the fourth in franchise history, joining the 1980, 85 and the Royals are coming off a regular season and their first American League Central crown, winning the division by 12 games...the last division title won by Kansas City was the 1985 A.L. West, when the club parlayed that triumph into its first World Series title...the 95 wins last year were the most by a KC squad since the 1980 Royals went dating back to the start of the 2013 season, Kansas City has a record for a.556 winning pct., the best mark in the American League. A MEETING OF CHAMPIONS--Tonight s nationally televised contest marks a couple of firsts in Major League history...in a scheduling quirk, the Royals and Mets found out last July that they would be squaring off in Kauffman Stadium to open the 2016 season, but little did anyone know at the time that these two squads would meet for the World Series crown...thus, tonight marks the first time that the two World Series combatants from the previous year have opened the following season squaring off against each other...along those lines, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, tonight is the first time that the two starting pitchers from the final World Series game of the previous year have gone head-to-head in the opener of the following season with Game #5 starters Matt Harvey and Edinson Volquez doing battle tonight. A TOUCH OF GOLD--In honor of the World Series crown, the Royals are wearing specially designed Majestic jerseys and caps from New Era tonight and Tuesday... the front of the home white jerseys will feature the script Royals embossed in gold with blue trim and blue numbers, with the players name in blue and their number embossed in gold on the back...the Royal blue caps will feature a gold KC with white trim on the front with the 2015 World Series Champions logo on the side of the cap. AND A LITTLE MORE GOLD (AND SILVER)--Prior to tonight s game, a quartet of Royals will pick up their individual honors from the 2015 season...representatives of Rawlings Sporting Goods are here to present Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer and Alcides Escobar with their Rawlings Gold Gloves...this is the third straight for both Perez and Hosmer, while Esky won his first...also being presented tonight is the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award to designated hitter Kendrys Morales...K-Mo is the 11th Silver Slugger winner in team history, first since Billy Butler in both the Rawlings and Louisville Slugger awards are voted by league managers and coaches. A BANNER NIGHT, JEWELRY TUESDAY--Tonight s pre-game celebration will be highlighted by the raising of the 2015 World Series Championship banner, which will fly on the Hall of Fame building in leftfield...on Tuesday, the Royals will receive their World Series rings in a pre-game ceremony that will begin at 2:30 p.m... the rings were designed by Josten s, the same designers of the American League Championship rings awarded before last year s season opener...the ring ceremony on Tuesday will be shown regionally on FOX Sports Kansas City as part of their pre-game show that begins at 1:30 p.m. TONIGHT S STARTING PITCHERS: Matt Harvey (13-8, 2.71 ERA in 15) vs. Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA in 15) Career Career Matt Harvey vs. Royals first regular season appearance Major League Record 13-8 (2.71 ERA) Edinson Volquez vs. White Sox Major League Record 13-9 (3.55 ERA) EDINSON VOLQUEZ makes his second career Opening Day start, first as a Royal...he also received the Opening Day nod with the Reds in tonight is his 226th career appearance and 219th start, while it s his 10th regular season outing against the Mets, not including starts in Games #1 and 5 in last year s Fall Classic...he s in the second year of a two-year free-agent contract he signed with KC on December 29, Volquez is the 24th different Opening Day starter in franchise history and seventh in the last eight years. OUTSTANDING IN Edinson had a memorable first season in KC, winning 13 games for the second-straight campaign and topping the inning plateau for the first time in his career...he also led the club in quality starts (19), matching his total from Volky ranked fifth among qualifying A.L. hurlers, holding the opposition to a.202 batting average (38-for-188) with runners in scoring position...he also allowed just nine extra-base hits with RISP for the second-lowest slugging percentage (.250), trailing only Baltimore s Wei-Yin Chen (.239). DÉJÀ VU MATCHUP--For the first time in Major League history, the same pitchers who started the final game of the previous World Series will match up again in the first game of the following season...volquez and Mets pitcher Matt Harvey both started Games #1 and 5 of the 2015 Fall Classic, with neither earning a decision as both contests resulted in extra-innings wins by the Royals. SPRING STATS--Volquez went 2-1 with a 3.95 ERA (6 ER in 13.2 IP), with five of his earned runs coming over his final two outings...he also made one start in a minor league game on March 23 vs. Seattle...he best outing was on March 8, when he tossed 3.0 hitless frames in a 3-2 win over Colorado. POSTSEASON WORK--Edinson s outstanding 2015 campaign continued into the postseason, where he went 1-2 with a 3.77 ERA, holding the opposition to a.186 average...he set a club record, collecting 23 strikeouts in a single postseason and also threw the second-most innings (28.2) by a Royal in one playoff year...volky earned his first career postseason win in Game #1 of the ALCS vs. Toronto, tossing 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits in a 5-0 triumph...he became the fourth KC hurler to record 6.0 shutout innings or more in a postseason game, joining Danny Jackson (1985), Bret Saberhagen (1985) and Yordano Ventura (2014). VS. METS--Volky makes his 10th career regular season start against the Mets, entering tonight with a 2-5 mark and a 5.70 ERA all-time...however, he s won his last two decisions against New York s N.L. franchise, including a 5-2 win on June 29, 2014, as member of the Pittsburgh Pirates...Edinson posted a 3.00 ERA (4 ER in 12.0 IP), while holding the Mets to a.195 average (8-for-41) in his two World Series starts. VS. THE OTHER LEAGUE--A long-time pitcher in the National League, Volquez fared well against the Senior Circuit in 2015, going 3-0 with a 2.67 ERA in five Interleague starts...his 2015 Interleague outings included a season-high nine strikeouts at Wrigley Field on May 29 as well as a rain-shortened 6.0-inning complete game victory (3-2) over St. Louis on May 23...Edinson is 11-7 with a 4.15 ERA in 25 career Interleague starts, while he s vs. N.L. foes all-time. HOME SWEET HOME--Edinson enjoyed a successful first season in his new home ballpark, posting an 8-4 record and a 3.48 ERA here at The K...he ranked 20th among qualifying A.L. hurlers, holding the opposition to a.236 batting average here...over the last two seasons, he s 16-9 with a 3.26 ERA and a.230 opponents average at home, while he s with a 4.06 ERA in 114 appearances (110 starts) at his various home parks throughout his career. Volquez vs. New York Mets (Regular Season) Player AVG. AB H HR RBI Asdrubal Cabrera Eric Campbell Yoenis Cespedes Alejandro De Aza Lucas Duda Wilmer Flores Curtis Granderson Juan Lagares Neil Walker David Wright Travis d Arnaud Edinson s 2015 spring appearances DATE OPPONENT SCORE IP H R ER HR BB SO TP-K LEFT 3/3 Texas L, /8 Colorado W, /13 Cleveland ND, /28 San Diego W, Spring Totals 2-1, Edinson s Last Regular Season Win: September 8, 2015 vs. Minnesota (7.0 IP, 4-2 over Kyle Gibson) Edinson s Last Regular Season Loss: September 25, 2015 vs. Cleveland (6.0 IP, 0-6 to Carlos Carrasco) Edinson s Strikeout High: 13, September 3, 2008 vs. Pittsburgh (7.0 IP, no decision in a 6-5 loss) Edinson s Last Complete Game: May 23, 2015 vs. St. Louis (6.0 IP, 3-2 over John Lackey) 3rd career Edinson s Last 9.0 Inning Complete Game: July 10, 2014 at St. Louis (9.0 IP, 9-1 over Shelby Miller) Edinson s Only Career Shutout: July 19, 2012 vs. Houston (9.0 IP, 1-0 over Lucas Harrell) Kansas City Royals P.O. Box Kansas City, MO Kansas City Royals 2011

2 Pitching Notes Tuesday s Starter - Chris Young = Chris will take the hill in the second game of the series against one of his former clubs...tuesday will mark his fifth career start against the Mets and first in a regular season affair since August 5, 2008 as a member of the San Diego Padres. = C.Y. last worked on Friday night in an exhibition game at Chase Field, suffering a 7-4 setback...he worked the first 2.1 innings and was charged with four runs. = The 6-foot-10 righty has been one of the best against the National League over the last two seasons, posting a 4-1 mark and a 3.19 ERA in seven Interleague appearances (six starts)...last season, he posted a 2.12 ERA and 2-1 record against the Senior Circuit, with wins over St. Louis (5-0) and Milwaukee (7-2). = Young appeared in four postseason games last season, making starts in Game #4 of the ALCS and World Series...he earned the win in Game #1 of the Fall Classic against these Mets, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings of relief in KC s 5-4 win in 14 frames...it marked his first postseason win since 2006 as a member of the Padres. = Among active pitchers that have thrown 1,000 career innings, Chris has allowed the fourth-fewest hits (979) and has the second lowest opponents average (.224) Pitching Lines G W-L SV SVO ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO OPP AVG Starters Relievers Totals Bullpen Totals: 1st Batter Efficiency: 0/0 (0%) Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 0/0 (0%) Wade Davis 1st Batter Efficiency: 0/0 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: Sept. 10, 2014 at Det (3rd) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 0/ Strikeout High: March 30 at Texas (spring) = Wade is on an Opening Day roster for a seventh straight season, fourth with Kansas City. = In nine appearances this spring, allowed just one run on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts only run allowed was a home run to Derek Noris. = He was named an All Star for first time in 2015 named Royals Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season by the Kansas City Chapter of BBWAA. = Led Major League relievers with a 0.94 ERA (7 ER in 67.1 IP) in 2015, the lowest mark by a reliever in franchise history, topping previous record he set in 2014 (1.00). Danny Duffy (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 0/0 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: Sept. 26, 2010 vs. Bal (36th) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 0/ Strikeout High: April Arizona (spring) = Begins the season in the bullpen for the second time in his career first six appearances in 2014 were in relief before starting his last 25 games. = Spent majority of 2015 in starting rotation, where he had 4.35 ERA (62 ER in IP) in 24 starts moved to bullpen for last two weeks of the season. = Held left-handed batters to a.239 batting average (26-for-109) and.303 slugging percentage in 2015 missed 24 games with left biceps tendonitis (May 25-June 24). = Has a 1.08 ERA (2 ER in 16.2 IP) in 12 regular season relief appearances recorded 6.00 ERA (4 ER in 6.0 IP) in six relief appearances during the 2015 postseason. = Posted a 9.00 ERA (10 ER in 10.0 IP) in his first six appearances this spring finished with 0.00 ERA (0 ER in 4.0) in his last three spring outings. Dillon Gee 1st Batter Efficiency: 0/0 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: Apr. 10, 2013 vs. Min (5th) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 0/ Strikeout High: March 30 at Texas (spring) = Dillon is in his first season with the Royals signed a minor league contract on December 12, 2014 and was added to the 40-man roster on March 15. = Started 2015 with the Mets, but missed a month with a right groin strain and was designated for assignment on June 15 recorded 3.86 ERA (13 ER in 30.1 IP) in five starts before the injury had a ERA (13 ER in 9.2 IP) in three outings after finished season at Triple-A Las Vegas, where he went 8-3 with a 4.58 ERA (45 ER in 88.1 IP) in 14 starts. = Posted 1.29 ERA (1 ER In 7.0 IP) in four relief appearances this spring had a 6.00 ERA (6 ER in 9.0 IP) in two starts. Kelvin Herrera 1st Batter Efficiency: 0/0 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: Sept. 26, 2014 at CWS (113th) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 0/ Strikeout High: March 30 at Texas (spring) = Kelvin is on Kansas City s Opening Day roster for the fifth consecutive season was named an AL All Star for the first time in = Recorded a scoreless frame in eight of his 10 spring outings finished with a 3.60 ERA (4 ER in 10.0 IP), including two walks and 10 strikeouts. = Made 11 appearances during the 2015 postseason, going 1-0 with a 0.66 ERA (1 ER in 13.2 IP) and a 7.3 SO/BB ratio his 22 strikeouts marked second-highest total in a single postseason, trailing the Angels Francisco Rodriguez (28 in 2002). = Had streak of innings without a home run allowed snapped on May, 2015, ending second-longest such streak in club history (Wade Davis, IP). Luke Hochevar 1st Batter Efficiency: 0/0 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: Sept. 26, 2011 at Atl (52nd) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 0/ Strikeout High: March 30 at Texas (spring) = Returned to the Majors last season after missing all of 2014 due to Tommy John surgery made 49 regular season appearances in 2015, going 1-1 with a 3.73 ERA (21 ER in 50.2 IP), 16 walks and 49 strikeouts made nine scoreless relief appearances during the 2015 postseason, earning a pair of wins. = Held opponents scoreless in eight of his 10 spring outings, including six straight scoreless appearances to start the spring from March Kris Medlen 1st Batter Efficiency: 0/0 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: July 31, 2012 vs. Det (11th) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 0/ Strikeout High: March 28 at Seattle (spring) = Enters second season with KC returned from Tommy John surgery in 2015, going 6-2 with a 4.01 ERA (26 ER in 58.1 IP) in 15 appearances (eight starts after the All-Star break. = Made two appearances during the 2015 postseason, including 5.0 innings in relief in Game 3 of the ALCS at Toronto was longest relief outing by a Royals pitcher in a postseason game since Charlie Leibrandt pitched 5.1 innings in Game 7 of the 1985 ALCS at Toronto. = Made five starts this spring, going 1-1 with a 5.94 ERA (11 ER in 16.2 IP), five walks and 18 strikeouts, tied for third-most on the team. Joakim Soria 1st Batter Efficiency: 0/0 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: None Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 0/ Strikeout High: March 30 at Texas (spring) = Is in his ninth Major League season, including six with the Royals from ranks third in club history in saves (160) and eighth in appearances (298). = Made career-high 72 regular season appearances between Detroit and Pittsburgh last season, going 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA (19 ER in 67.2 IP) and 24 saves in 30 chances. = Owns career save percentage of 87.8 (202-for-230), seventh-best all-time among MLB pitchers with at least 180 save opportunities. = Pitched to a 1.80 ERA (2 ER in 10.0 IP) in nine appearances this spring, recording one walk and 11 strikeouts. Chien-Ming Wang 1st Batter Efficiency: 0/0 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: None Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 0/ Strikeout High: April Arizona (spring) = Returns to the Majors for the first time since 2013, when he made six starts for Toronto Royals are his seventh organization since the start of 2013, including time with the Yankees (2013), Toronto (2013), Cincinnati (2014), White Sox (2014), Atlanta (2015) and Seattle (2015). = Pitched to a 2.40 ERA (4 ER in 15.0 IP) in nine spring appearnaces (two starts), recording two walks and nine strikeouts. Royals vs. Mets Interleague - Pitching (Career) 2015 Career Pitcher W-L S ERA G IP H ER W-L S ERA G IP H ER Davis - - Duffy - - Gee - - Herrera - - Hochevar - - Kennedy Medlen - - Soria Ventura - - Volquez - - Wang - - Young Pitcher W-L S ERA G IP H ER Davis Duffy Gee Herrera Hochevar Kennedy Medlen Soria Venutra Volquez Wang Young

3 Hitting Notes Drew Butera This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Drew is on his fifth Opening Day roster and first with Kansas City...he was acquired by the Royals on May 7 of last season in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels. = Played in 45 games with the Royals last year, batting.198 with a homer and six runs scored...also threw out four of 11 would-be base stealers (36.4 percent). = Appeared in his first three postseason games in 2015, which included working a 10-pitch walk in the eighth inning of Game #4 of the ALDS vs. Houston as KC erased a four-run deficit to stave off elimination...caught the final inning of the World Series after Salvador Perez was lifted for a pinch-runner in the top of the 12th. = Played in 17 games during the exhibition season, batting.132 (5-for-38) with two homers...hit an inside-the-park home run vs. the White Sox on March 10. Lorenzo Cain This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Lorenzo makes his fifth straight Opening Day roster with the Royals and is KC s starting center fielder for the fourth straight season. = Played in 19 exhibition games this spring, batting.333 (17-for-51) with three doubles, three homers and seven RBI...that included six multi-hit games. = The 2014 ALCS MVP, Cain finished third in A.L. MVP voting last season, the highest a Royals player has finished since George Brett also was third in ranked fifth in the A.L. in batting average (.307), tied for fifth in runs scored (101), and second in stolen bases (28)...became the first KC player to score 100+ runs since = Also selected a starter in last year s All-Star Game, his first appearance in the Midsummer Classic...led the A.L., hitting.372 (67-for-180) with two outs...his two-out average was the third-highest in team history...also hit.337 at Kauffman Stadium, highest by a Royal since Billy Butler hit.362 at home in = Hit safely in the first nine postseason games in 2015 to extend his streak to 13, which dated back to his streak was the longest in club history until Alcides Escobar (15) topped him...reached base in a club-record 20-straight postseason games...scored the winning run from first on an Eric Hosmer single in Game #6 of the ALCS. Christian Colon This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Christian is on his second straight Opening Day roster...played in 23 of KC s exhibition games, batting.167 (9-for-54) with a pair of doubles...went hitless in his first 22 at-bats, but batted.281 over his final 13 games, including 2-for-3 yesterday at Chase Field. = Collected the go-ahead RBI single in the 12th inning in the fifth and deciding game of the World Series...it was his only at-bat of the postseason. = Made starts at shortstop (14), second base (8) and third base (6) during the 2015 season...batted.458 (11-for-24) during the month of September, which included his first career four-hit game on September 20 at Comerica Park. Alcides Escobar This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Alcides will be the Royals Opening Day shortstop for the sixth straight season...its the longest streak by a KC shortstop since Fred Patek started seven consecutive Opening Day games ( )...played in 781 games since the start of 2011, which is fourth-most in MLB and tied for most among shortstops (Alexei Ramirez). = Batted.290 (92-for-317) before the All-Star break last season, but just.220 in the second half...hit out of the leadoff spot for most of the year, with the Royals going with him leading off, while the club is (.636) in the regular and postseason with Esky hitting first in the order...blasted a pair of leadoff homers in = Hit safely in his final 15 postseason games in 2015, setting a Royals record, while it was the longest in MLB in a single postseason...named MVP of the A.L. Championship Series, hitting.478 in the series...led off each of the first four games of the ALCS with a hit, setting a Major League record. = Batted.462 (12-for-26) in the postseason when leading off an inning...led off Game #1 of the World Series with the first inside-the-park home run in the Fall Classic since 1929, while it was the first one to lead-off a World Series game since Reymond Fuentes This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Reymond made his first Opening Day roster and is likely to make his first start in a Royals uniform...had an outstanding spring, batting.386 (22-for-57) with three doubles, a triple, three homers and tied for the team lead with 14 RBI...his batting average ranked eighth among qualifying A.L. players in exhibition games. = Spent most of the 2015 season at Omaha (AAA), where he ranked seventh in the Pacific Coast League in steals (29) and tied for 10th in batting average (.308)... had a one-day stint in the Majors with Kansas City, April 17, but was optioned back to Triple-A without appearing in a game. = He has not appeared in a Major League game since 2013, when he played in 23 games for San Diego...acquired by KC in an off-season trade following the 2014 season. Alex Gordon This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Alex will make his sixth straight Opening Day start in left field and ninth overall...his nine Opening Day starts are sixth-most in franchise history, behind George Brett (18), Frank White (15), Hal McRae (13), Amos Otis (12) and Willie Wilson (10)...signed a four-year contract to remain with the Royals on January 6. = Batted.314 (16-for-51) during exhibition play with three homers...his.426 OBP would have ranked 13th among A.L. hitters if he had enough plate appearances. = Elected to his third straight All-Star Game in 2015, but did not participate due to injury...ranked sixth in the A.L. in on-base percentage (.377) among players with at least 300 at-bats...hit.333 (16-for-48) with a double and three homers in Interleague play last season...his 21 Interleague home runs are 17th among active A.L. hitters. = Hit a game-tying solo homer in the ninth inning off Jeurys Familia in Game #1 of the World Series...also drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of Game #4 of the ALDS in Houston as KC rallied from a four-run deficit to stave off elimination...reached base at a.349 clip during the 2015 Postseason. Terrance Gore This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Terrance makes his first Opening Day roster...hit.222 (4-for-18) with a pair of walks during KC s Spring Training games. = Had two stints with the Royals in 2015, which included an April call-up as well as being recalled September 1...among players with fewer than six plate appearances, his eight stolen bases are the second-most in Major League history...played in two postseason games in 2015, recording one steal. = Spent a majority of the 2015 season with Northwest Arkansas (AA), batting.284 with 39 stolen bases to rank second in the Texas League. Eric Hosmer This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Eric will make his fifth-straight Opening Day start at first base, becoming the first Royals first sacker to do this since Mike Sweeney started six-straight ( ). = Hit.327 (16-for-49) with five doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in 20 exhibition games...his five doubles tied for the team lead, while his 30 total base ranked fourth. = Enjoyed an outstanding 2015 campaign, earning a Rawlings Gold Glove for the third consecutive year...became the first A.L. first baseman to win three straight Gold Gloves since Rafael Palmeiro ( )...tied for eighth in the A.L. in runs (98) and hits (178)...ranked fourth in the league with 28 go-ahead RBI. = Had a streak of 10-straight games with an RBI, which was the longest streak of its kind in MLB in 2015 and the third-longest in club history. = Set a Royals postseason record with 17 RBI in 16 playoff games, finishing four RBI shy of the Major League record...scored 10 runs in postseason play, including the tying run in the ninth inning in Game #5 of the World Series, sending it to extra innings...his 29 career RBI in postseason play are the most in franchise history. Omar Infante This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Omar is set to make his third straight Opening Day start at second base...the 34-year-old second baseman hit.356 in exhibition games (16-for-45) and tied for the team lead with five doubles...collected a pair of three-hit games over the last week of Spring Training. = Infante struggled offensively for much of 2015, but tied for 10th in the American League with seven triples...recorded a career-best seven RBI in Cleveland on September 17...since joining the Royals in 2014, Omar has five games with four RBI or more, while in his previous 10 big league seasons, he also had five. = He missed the final two weeks of the 2015 regular season and the entire postseason after suffering a left oblique strain on September 18 in Detroit. Kendrys Morales This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Kendrys will make his second-straight Opening Day start as the Royals DH...enjoyed a fantastic first season in KC, earning a Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award...he was also named the Edgar Martinez Award recipient as the league s Most Outstanding DH...tied for four in the A.L. in doubles (41) and sixth in RBI (106). = Led the league and ranked second in the Majors with 53 two-out RBI, trailing only Colorado s Nolan Arenado (59)...his total was also the highest in franchise history. = Tied for fourth among 2015 Postseason participants with four homers, while his 10 RBI tied for seventh...became the third Royals player to enjoy a multi-homer game in the postseason, doing it here in Game #1 of the ALDS vs. Houston...also hit a three-run shot in Game #5 of the ALDS, clinching KC s 7-2 victory. = Played in 23 exhibition games this spring, batting.262 (17-for-65) with two doubles, three homers and eight RBI. Mike Moustakas This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Moose will be the Royals Opening Day starter at third base for the fifth-straight year...it s the longest streak by a KC third baseman since Joe Randa ( ). = Mike played in 20 exhibition games this spring, and hit.333 (18-for-54) with five doubles, three homers and tied for the team lead with 14 RBI...over the last four exhibition seasons, he s hit.373 (90-for-241) with 25 doubles, 14 homers and 59 RBI in Cactus League play. = Enjoyed a breakout 2015 season, being selected an All-Star for the first time in his career and a co-recipient of the Joe Burke Special Achievement Award...recorded 43 multi-hit games last season after collecting a combined 45 in 2013 and got off to a fast start, batting.356 (32-for-90) with six doubles and three homers in April. = Started all 16 postseason contests, hitting safely in all five World Series games...drove in the winning run in Game #4 of the Fall Classic, with an RBI single in the eighth. Paulo Orlando This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Paulo is on his second-straight Opening Day roster after playing in 86 games during the 2015 season...collected five triples in his first seven Major League games, becoming the first Major League player to do this since he recorded 14 of his 27 RBI in the seventh inning or later, while he slugged.462 after the sixth. = Playd in 12 postseason games, including all five during the World Series...collected two hits in Game #4 of the ALCS, becoming the third Royals rookie to do that. = Struggled at the plate during the exhibition season, batting just.179 (10-for-56) with two homers and seven RBI. Salvador Perez This Series: n/a This Stand: n/a Hit Streak: n/a = Salvy makes his fourth career Opening Day start...coming off a fantastic year where he was elected to his third-straight All-Star season, earning the starting nod behind the plate...also earned his third-straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award...became the first catcher since Pat Borders (1992) to be named MVP of the World Series. = Played in 19 Spring Training games, batting.286 with two doubles, three homers and tied for the team lead with 14 RBI. = Set a franchise record with 21 home runs as a catcher...led A.L. backstops in hits (137), doubles (25) and ranked third in homers and RBI (70). = Paulo is on his second-straight Opening Day roster after playing in 86 games during the 2015 season...collected five triples in his first seven Major League games,

4 This & That FINAL ROSTER--The Royals finalized their 2016 Opening Day roster by selecting the contract of right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang and adding him to the 25-man Major League roster...to make room, the club placed left-handed pitcher Tim Collins on the 60-day disabled list, with a left ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury...he joins fellow southpaws Mike Minor and Jason Vargas on the 60-day shelf...the Royals also placed outfielder Jarrod Dyson on the 15-day D.L., with a right oblique strain, retroactive to March 25...the club re-assigned pitchers David Huff and John Lannan as well as infielders Cody Decker and Whit Merrifield to minor league camp...the Royals currently have 40 players on their 40-man roster...the Opening Day roster features 12 pitchers (Wade Davis, Danny Duffy-LHP, Dillon Gee, Kelvin Herrera, Luke Hochevar, Ian Kennedy, Kris Medlen, Joakim Soria, Yordano Ventura, Edinson Volquez, Wang and Chris Young); two catchers (Drew Butera and Salvador Perez); the same six infielders that were on last year s Opening Day roster (Christian Colon, Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer, Omar Infante, Kendrys Morales and Mike Moustakas) and five outfielders (Lorenzo Cain, Reymond Fuentes, Alex Gordon, Terrance Gore and Paulo Orlando). NEW FACES IN Kansas City has nine players on the Opening Day roster who were not aboard when the 2015 club opened the campaign...the list includes Dillon Gee, Luke Hochevar, Ian Kennedy, Kris Medlen, Joakim Soria, Chien-Ming Wang, Drew Butera, Reymond Fuentes and Terrance Gore...tonight s starting lineup will feature eight position players who were in Ned Yost s starting nine a year ago, with Reymond Fuentes the only newcomer to the lineup...alex Gordon and Alcides Escobar now have the longest current Opening Day lineup streak with tonight their sixth straight and the ninth in the last 10 years for Gordon...the six straight starts in leftfield for Gordo are a club record. ROYALS NOW EN ESPANOL--Starting tonight, the Royals can be heard in the Kansas City area in Spanish on KYYS Radio (1250 AM) with Jose Munoz calling the play-by-play...this is the first of 40 broadcasts in Spanish, with each home weekend game on the air...munoz has served as the Spanish play-by-play voice of the Omaha Storm Chasers for the last 13 years, after launching Nebraska s first-ever Spanish station in OPENING DAY DROUGHT HALTED--Kansas City s 10-1 win over the White Sox in last year s lid-lifter snapped a six-year season opener drought for the Royals... KC is in season openers with tonight the 25th time that Kansas City has opened at home, posting an mark...this is the first time the Royals have opened the year with an interleague opponent. THE COMEBACK KIDS--In winning 11 games during the 2015 postseason, the Royals had to come from behind in eight of those victories, including an unprecedented seven comebacks from a multiple-run deficit...kc rallied from a one-run deficit in Game #2 of the World Series against the Mets, while coming back from two runs behind on three other occasions during the Fall Classic, capped by the two-run rally in the top of the ninth inning of the deciding Game #5, sending the game to extra innings with the Royals plating five runs in the 12th to seal the title...kansas City also rallied from a two-run deficit in the deciding game of the ALDS vs. the Astros to advance to the League Championship Series vs. Toronto...the Royals came from three runs back in Game #2 of both the ALDS vs. Houston and the ALCS vs. the Blue Jays...the biggest comeback of the fall matched the same scenario of the 2014 Wild Card game vs. the A s, as KC was down by four runs to Houston with six outs to go in game #4 at Minute Maid Park, but plated five in the top of the eighth and two more in the ninth to get to a deciding Game #5 in Kauffman Stadium. SCHEDULE NORMALCY ARRIVES ON FRIDAY--The Royals are undergoing one of the stranger opening weeks in their 48-year history due to the schedule change that allowed tonight s game to be shown nationally on ESPN...this contest was initially schedule for tomorrow afternoon, but the accommodation to ESPN has made Monday an off day and then this series will conclude on Tuesday afternoon with a 3:15 first pitch, a game that was originally slated for Wednesday...Kansas City will then have consecutive off days in the schedule on Wednesday and Thursday before welcoming the Minnesota Twins for a 3-game weekend series starting Friday...the Twins series will start a stretch of 10 straight games, capped with a 7-game journey through Houston (4) and Oakland (3). SPRING WORK--The Royals wrapped up their 2016 exhibition season with a 4-2 loss in Arizona yesterday, though it was played with a majority of minor league players as the majority of the active roster returned to Kansas City to prepare for tonight s tilt...kc finished the spring season with a ledger, including a 10-5 mark as the home club in Surprise, capped with eight consecutive wins at home...kansas City drew a Surprise home record 126,108 for a per game average of 8,407. A LOOK AHEAD IN Tonight starts Kansas City s Interleague work for this year as the Royals battle predominately the National League East...the Mets (2), Nationals (3) and Atlanta (3) are visiting The K while the Royals will travel to play the Mets (2), Marlins (3) and Phillies (3)...KC will also play their cross-state rivals from St. Louis in a 4-game home & home series that starts here in Kauffman Stadium on June and ends in Busch Stadium on June Kansas City will be well represented in San Diego for the All-Star Game as manager Ned Yost and his staff will be operating for the American League squad for a second straight year. AT THE HELM--The winningest manager in franchise history, Ned Yost begins his sixth full season with the club, taking the reins on May 13, he has a regular season record at the helm for the Royals, surpassing Whitey Herzog s previous team mark of 410 wins ( )...Yost is the 16th full-time manager in franchise history and enters this year sixth among active managers is games (1,896) and wins (925)...this is his second stint as a big league manager after nearly six full campaigns at the helm for the Milwaukee Brewers ( )...he compiled a record with the Brew Crew including a mark in his last two seasons...yost, a catcher during his playing days, began his coaching career in the Atlanta organization, including 12 straight seasons on Bobby Cox s big league staff ( ). YEAR #48 AT THE MIC--The 2007 winner of the Ford C. Frick Award, Denny Matthews was in the broadcast booth on April 8, 1969 when Joe Keough delivered a 12th inning single to give Kansas City a win in the first game in franchise history and the veteran announcer will be in the booth tonight when the Royals begin defense of their World Series crown...ryan Lefebvre, who will once again work both the TV and radio side during the year, is calling his 18th opener since joining the Royals, teaming tonight with Matthews...Steve Physioc in his fifth season in the broadcast booth for the Royals and Steve Stewart will anchor the pre and post-game as well as in-game updates, his ninth season with KC...Don Free will control the dials for a 30th season as the producer/engineer...the first of 150 regular season telecasts on FOX Sports Kansas City will be Tuesday afternoon, with Lefebvre joined by Rex Hudler and Joel Goldberg. vs. Mets (2015) vs. Mets (career) At Home (career) Harvey (career) Syndergaard (career) Player AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI Butera Cain Colon Escobar Fuentes Gordon Gore Hosmer Infante Morales Moustakas Orlando Perez Interleague Hitting (Career) Player AVG AB H HR RBI Butera Cain Colon Escobar Fuentes Gordon Gore Hosmer Infante Morales Moustakas Orlando Perez Starting Pitchers Breakdown Total KC Avg. Runs Team Quality Pitcher GS Runs Per Start Record Starts Edinson Volquez Totals Catcher/Pitcher Matchups (Team Record w/starters) Pitcher Perez Butera Totals Volquez Total Perez Butera Totals Starts CS/ATT Pct ERA Disabled List (4) Player D.L. Type Injury Dates on D.L. Eligible for reinstatement Games Missed Team Record LHP-Jason Vargas 60-day recovery from Tommy John surgery February 19 April LHP-Mike Minor 60-day recovery from left labrum surgery March 15 May LHP-Tim Collins 60-day ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury April 3 June OF-Jarrod Dyston 15-day right oblique strain April 3 (retro to March 25) April 9 - -

5 2015 Royals Home Run Breakdown vs. on Runners On Outs Tied Gave Direction Team Last Home Run AB s Players Total LHP RHP Home Road Game Lead LF LC CF RC RF Record Date Opp. Pitcher Since Butera DET A. Sanchez 38 Cain BAL M. Wright 70 Colon Escobar BOS H. Owens 146 Fuentes Gordon CWS J. Quintana 13 Gore Hosmer CWS D. Robertson 15 Infante CLE C. Kluber 5 Morales CWS J. Samardzija 6 Moustakas CWS J. Quintana 16 Orlando DET A. Simon 18 Perez MIN R. Nolasco 3 Pinch-Hit: Last: Erik Kratz Minnesota, seventh inning) - Franchise total: 76 Grand Slam: Last: Mike Moustakas Baltimore, seventh inning) - Franchise total: 119 Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Shane Mack Texas, seventh inning) 2-Homer Game: Last: Mike Moustakas Baltimore, grand slam & 3-run homer) 3-Homer Game: Last: Kendrys Morales Detroit, 3 solos) - Franchise total: 9 Back-to-Back: Last: Eric Hosmer, Kendrys Morales Chicago White Sox, sixth inning) Back-to-Back-to-Back: Last: Tony Graffanino, Angel Berroa, Doug Mientkiewicz (5/25/06 vs. Detroit, first inning) Three Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Melky Cabrera, Eric Hosmer and Brayan Pena Texas, 14th inning) Four Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Mike Sweeney, Jermaine Dye, Raul Ibanez and Carlos Beltran Cleveland, fourth inning) Leadoff Game: Last: Alex Gordon Cleveland) - Franchise total: 91 Inside-the-Park: Last: Jarrod Dyson (7/8/15 vs. Tampa Bay) - Franchise total: 96 Both Sides of the Plate in One Game: Last: Ben Zobrist Toronto, both solo) - Franchise total: 7 Home Run by Pitcher: Last: Zack Greinke Arizona) Walk-off Home Run: Last: Paulo Orlando (7/7/15 vs. Tampa Bay-1, 9th inning, Boxberger pitching) - Franchise total: 66 Opponent: Pinch-Hit: Last: Chris Denorfia, Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field, off Miguel Almonte, 11th inning) Grand Slam: Last: Steve Clevenger, Baltimore Camden Yards, off Joba Chamberlain, 8th inning -- 2nd of inning, also Nolan Reimold off of Kelvin Herrera) Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Darryl Strawberry, New York Kauffman Stadium, Scott Service pitching, 9th inning) Back-to-Back: Last: Nolan Reimold and Manny Machado, Baltimore Camden Yards, Kelvin Herrera and Franklin Morales pitching) Leadoff Game: Last: Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Progressive Field, Edinson Volquez pitching) Inside-the-Park: Last: Logan Forsythe, Tampa Bay Kauffman Stadium, Jeremy Guthrie pitching, 4th inning) Walk-off Home Run: Last: Chris Denorfia, Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field, off Miguel Almonte, 11th inning) Three Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Giovany Urshela, Francisco Lindor, Michael Brantley, Cleveland Progressive Field, Jeremy Guthrie pitching, 6th inning) Four Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Alex Rios, Carlos Quentin, Andruw Jones, Dayan Viciedo, Chicago U.S. Cellular, Anthony Lerew pitching, 3rd inning) Three Home Runs, One Player: Last: Shin-soo Choo, Cleveland Kauffman Stadium, Kyle Davies-1; Bryan Bullington-1; Greg Holland-1) Both Sides of the Plate in One Game: Last: Ryan Doumit, Minnesota Kauffman Stadium, Jeremy Guthrie and Tim Collins pitching) 2015 Single-Game Bests Multi-Hit Games Multi-RBI Games RBI Hitting Streaks Hits Players Total Total Tying Go-Ahead 2-out Current Long (3+) Infield Bunt Butera g 4 (8/6-15) 1 1 Cain g 11 gm (8/22-9/3) 22 - Colon g 8 gm (4/21-5/3) 5 - Escobar g 10 gm (7/3-7/12) 17 3 Fuentes - - Gordon g 10 gm (6/8-19) 9 1 Gore g Hosmer g 14 gm (7/18-8/1) 21 4 Infante g 9 gm (4/9-19) 13 1 Morales g 11 gm (6/17-28) 7 - Moustakas g 9 gm (6/15-26) 10 3 Orlando g 7 gm (8/30-9/7) 12 4 Perez g 10 gm (5/12-24) 4 - The Last Time... No-Hitter by the Royals: Bret Saberhagen, August 26, 1991 vs. Chicago (Royals 7-0) No-Hitter vs. Royals: Jon Lester, May 19, Boston in Fenway Park (Red Sox 7-0) One-Hitter by the Royals (complete game): Zack Greinke, August 30, 2009 at Seattle (Royals 3-0) One-Hitter vs. Royals (complete game): Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland, September 25, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium (Indians 6-0) Two-Hitter by the Royals (complete game): James Shields, April 13, 2013 vs. Toronto (Blue Jays 3-2) Two-Hitter vs. Royals (complete game): Jeff Niemann, Tampa Bay, June 3, 2009 at Tropicana Field (Rays, 9-0) Back-to-Back Complete Game Wins by the Royals: Brian Bannister and Zack Greinke, April 13-14, 2008 vs. Minnesota (5-1) and at Seattle (5-1) Back-to-Back Shutouts by the Royals: May 17 & 19, 2015 vs. New York (6-0) and vs. Cincinnati (3-0) Back-to-Back Shutouts vs. Royals: May 22-23, St Louis (5-0 and 5-0) Three Straight Shutouts vs. Royals: July 5-7, 2004 at Minnesota (9-0, 4-0, 12-0) 10+ Innings Pitched by a Royals starter: Kevin Appier, July 23, 1992 at Cleveland (10.0) 10+ Strikeouts by a Royals starter: Yordano Ventura, October 3, Minnesota (11) Shutout by the Royals (Complete Game): Johnny Cueto, August 10, 2015 vs. Detroit (4-0) Shutout by the Royals (Combined): September 27 vs. Cleveland (3-0); Young (5.0 IP), Duffy (1.0 IP), Madson (1.0 IP), Herrera (1.0 IP), Davis (1.0 IP) Triple Play by the Royals: June 11, 2006 vs. Tampa Bay (DeJesus-Elarton- Berroa-Teahen with Branyan batting, 2nd inning) Triple Play vs. Royals: April 20, 2012 vs. Toronto at Kauffman Stadium, (3-6, Hosmer batting, 3rd inning) Royal hit for the cycle: George Brett, July 25, Toronto Opponent hit for the cycle: Jeff DaVanon, Anaheim, August 25, 2004 at Angel Stadium Royal Five-Hit Game: Billy Butler, September 5, Seattle (5-for-5) Royal Six-Hit Game: Joe Randa, Sept. 9, 2004 at Detroit-Game 1 (6-for-7) Royals Two Hits, One Inning: Salvador Perez, August 15, 2015 vs. L.A. Angels (2nd) Royals Five-RBI Game: Kendrys Morales, May 22, 2015 vs. St. Louis Royals Six-RBI Game: Alex Gordon, May 18, 2014 vs. Baltimore Royals Seven-RBI Game: (13 times) - last: Omar Infante, Sept. 17, Cleveland Royals Nine-RBI Game: Mike Moustakas, September 12, Baltimore Royals Position Player Pitching: Mitch Maier, April 15, 2012 vs. Cleveland Opponent Position Player Pitching: A.L.: Jamey Carroll, Minnesota, August 5, 2013 at Kauffman Stadium; N.L.: D Angelo Jimenez, San Diego, June 30, 2002 at Kauffman Stadium Royals Pitcher Homered: Zack Greinke, June 10, Arizona Royals Pitcher With a Hit: Chris Young (2), June 16, Milwaukee Royals Pitcher With a RBI: Chris Young (3), June 16, Milwaukee Royals Three or more Steals, One Game: Lorenzo Cain (3), June 20, 2015 vs. Boston Opponent Three or more Steals, One Game: Jose Reyes, Toronto, July 11, 2014 at KC (3 SB) Royals Steal of Home: Alex Rios, vs. Pittsburgh, July 20, 2015 (4th inning) Opponent Steal of Home: Brett Lawrie, Toronto, April 22, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium (8th inning) - on double steal Royals Suspended Game: April 24, Chicago White Sox (Rain) Royals Home Run in first ML at bat: Jon Nunnally, April 29, 1995 vs. New York (Melido Perez pitching, 1st inning) Royals Home Run in 4 Consecutive Games: Billy Butler, July 26-29, 2011 Royals 0-0 Game After 9 innings: September 28, Chicago Cubs (lost 1-0 in 11 inn.) Royals Walk-Off Win: September 23, 2015 vs. Seattle (4-3 in 10 innings) Royals Bat Around: September 12, Baltimore (6th inning, 5 runs) times in Three-game sweep by Royals at Kauffman Stadium: August 7-9 vs. Chicago White Sox Three-game sweep by Royals on the road: October 2-4, Minnesota Four-game sweep by Royals at Kauffman Stadium: July 7-9, 2015 vs. Tampa Bay Four-game sweep by Royals on the road: May 7-10, Minnesota Three-game sweep by opposition at Kauffman Stadium: September 4-6, 2015 vs. Chicago White Sox Three-game sweep by opposition on the road: June 29-July 1, Houston Four-game sweep by opposition at Kauffman Stadium: May 23-26, 2013 vs. Los Angeles Angels Four-game sweep by opposition on the road: September 24-27, Detroit Player Streak Last Error ROYALS 3 CWS Pitchers 15 DET Butera 12 9/3/15 vs. DET Cain 5 9/26/15 vs. CLE Colon 5 DET Escobar 3 CWS Fuentes 12 PHI Gordon 154 8/2/14 vs. OAK Errorless Streaks Player Streak Last Error Gore 10 - Hosmer 11 9/22/15 vs. SEA Infante 1 CLE Morales 9 TOR Moustakas 15 CLE Orlando 25 TB Perez 4 CWS

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