"Teams rebuild each and every year," Redman said, "so that was probably a few years ago.
They've got some good hitters. You just have to keep the ball down and in the park and let
our hitters do their thing."
Cleveland hurler Cliff Lee has been the model of consistency. You have to go back to
April 7 of last season to find the last time he didn't pitch at least five innings in a
Following a day off on Monday, the Twins and Oakland Athletics come to town
final six games of the homestand.
The Royals will face the Tribe with another three-game set in Kansas City, May 8-10.
CLE: LHP Cliff Lee (1-1, 2.89 ERA)
Kauffman Stadium has always been a friendly place for Lee, who's 4-0 in Kansas city. He's
posted three solid starts to begin the season and has become one of the most reliable
starters in the American League.
KC: LHP Mark Redman (0-0, 5.40 ERA)
Redman hopes to build off his first start of the season against the Devil Rays last Sunday. After
giving up three runs in the first two innings, the southpaw was sharp over the final three
frames -- and was in line for the win until the bullpen gave up the lead in the sixth.
Player to watch
Travis Hafner is hitting .319 with four homers and 12 RBIs and a .611 slugging percentage in
20 career games in Kansas City.
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Official game notes
Saturday: Indians (RHP Paul Byrd, 2-1, 7.02 ERA) at Royals (RHP Joe Mays, 0-2, 11.68
ERA), 6:10 p.m.
Sunday: Indians (RHP Jason Johnson, 2-0, 1.83 ERA) at Royals (LHP Jeremy Affeldt, 0-2, 8.10
1:10 p.m. CT
Tuesday: Twins (RHP Kyle Lohse, 1-1, 8.44 ERA) at Royals (Scott Elarton, 0-4,
4.07 ERA), 7:10