The Kansas City Royals travel across the state of Missouri -- a three-hour drive along Interstate 70 -- for a quick, two-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals beginning Tuesday evening. The Cardinals own a 56-41 advantage in the all-time regular-season series.
The Royals will send right-hander Homer Bailey (4-4, 5.36 ERA) to the hill opposite the Cardinals righty Michael Wacha (3-1, 4.93).
Absent a sweep by either club, both teams will continue their run of futility. Both clubs have lost five consecutive series.