Jan 08, 2020 11:19 PM

Royals announce times for 2020 regular season

Posted Jan 08, 2020 11:19 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals announced their 2020 regular-season schedule with times today.

Opening Day is scheduled for March 26 at 1:10 p.m. vs. the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The season-opening series will continue on March 28 and March 29, both at 1:10 p.m.

Kansas City’s home opener is scheduled for April 2 vs. Seattle at 3:05 p.m.

The Royals will begin all but four of their 81 games at Kauffman Stadium at five minutes past the hour, including all weeknight games at 7:05 p.m. The only exceptions are four weekday day games that will start at 12:35 p.m., including April 8 vs. Detroit, May 21 vs. the Los Angeles Angels, August 12 vs. the New York Yankees, and  September 10 vs. Oakland.

The Royals will host two additional midweek day games, including their home opener on April 2 at 3:05 p.m. vs. Seattle, and on May 6 at 1:05 p.m. vs. Houston.

Six of the 14 Saturday home games will feature daytime starts, including five at 1:05 p.m. and one at 3:05 p.m. The other eight Saturday home games will begin at 6:05 p.m. All Sunday home games are scheduled for 1:05 p.m., with the exception of the regular-season finale on Sept. 27 vs. Minnesota, which will start at 2:05 p.m.

Standard start times for 2020 games at Kauffman Stadium are:

Monday-Friday:                    7:05 p.m.

Saturday:                               6:05 p.m.

Sunday:                                  1:05 p.m.

The complete 2020 schedule is attached. All times are subject to change.

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🎤 No. 13 FHSU women battle RiverHawks on Thursday

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Courtesy FHSU Athletics / Allie Schweizer photo

The 13th-ranked Fort Hays State women's basketball team will take a five-game winning streak on the road this week when the Tigers take on Northeastern State Thursday evening in Tahlequah, Okla. Opening tip in the MIAA matchup is set for 5:30 p.m. from the NSU Event Center.

You can hear the game on KJLS (103.3-FM) LISTEN LIVE

The Tigers (11-2, 2-2 MIAA) are coming off a pair of conference victories last weekend, including a thrilling 75-74 win over Pittsburg State. The RiverHawks (4-8, 2-3 MIAA) opened the new year with a pair of road losses, falling to Missouri Western and Northwest Missouri State.

Fort Hays State has dominated the all-time series with NSU, winning 13 of the 16 contests and each of the last 12. The Tigers are 5-2 all-time in Tahlequah, including wins in five consecutive road games. The last RiverHawk victory in the series came midway through the 2013-14 season, nearly six years ago (1/18/14, 49-48 in Tahlequah). FHSU is 13-2 overall and 5-2 on the road against the RiverHawks under head coach Tony Hobson.

The Tigers never trailed in their last trip to Tahlequah, leading wire-to-wire to win 90-66 (2/23/19). The victory gave the Tigers the 2018-19 regular season MIAA championship.

Kacey Kennett averages 11.2 ppg in six games against the RiverHawks, including a 23-point outburst in the last trip to Tahlequah, her highest scoring output against a DII opponent. Whitney Randall has scored 8.5 ppg in four matchups with NSU.

The Tigers have had success in road games in Oklahoma under Hobson, winning 10 of 15 games in the Sooner State since 2008.

Whitney RandallJaden Hobbs and Lauryn Reither are all returning to their home state for the upcoming road trip. Interestingly, the Tigers have just as many players on its roster as Northeastern State.

The RiverHawks sit just behind the Tigers in a tie for ninth in the conference standings. NSU ranks 14th in the MIAA in scoring, putting up 61.8 points per night while allowing 65.7 points each evening. They rank 19th in the country with a free-throw percentage of 77.5 percent. Cenia Hayes paces the team with 16.3 points per night, fourth-most in the MIAA. Hayes is also the team leader in rebounds, grabbing 6.6 boards per contest. Morgan Hellyer (2.2 apg) and Shae Sanchez (2.1 apg) lead the way in assists.