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KANSAS CITY -- It's Cinco de Mayo -- and Viva Los Royals -- on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals will hold their annual celebration of Latino heritage starting before Sunday's Royals-White Sox game, which begins at 1:10 p.m. CT. There'll be a pregame party from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Outfield Experience with entertainment by Willy Vela y sus Aguilillos and El Grupo Atotonilco.

Fans can taste samples and vote for the best salsa in Kansas City as local restaurants -- El Camino Real, La Fonda El Taquito, Palomino's Restaurante, Pardo's Grand Buffet -- compete in the third annual "Salsa Showdown." The location is a tent near Gate E in the Outfield Experience across from Rivals Sports Bar.

The first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive a Royals Cooler provided by Sprint. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

For more information and tickets, visit www.royals.com/viva. Groups of 20 or more should contact Ariel Peralta at 816-504-4166.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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