The Royals enter their weekend series with the Indians in first place in the AL Central, leading the Tigers by 1.5 games and their weekend opponent by 5.5 games. While the Indians are more likely to obtain a Wild Card spot in the American League, this weekend’s divisional series will be integral in keeping their postseason hopes alive. According to TiqIQ, the season average for Royals tickets
is $61.72 on the secondary market but each game on the Royals schedule this weekend against the Indians will be below that price. Several promotional items will also be given to fans of the weekend series. The series as a whole will be 26% below the season average.
8/29 Danny Salazar vs Jason Vargas | Avg. Price: $37 | Get-in: $5
The series begins Friday night when Royals pitcher Jason Vargas takes on Danny Salazar. The average price for Friday’s Royals vs Indians tickets
is $37 on the secondary market, 40% below the season average, with a get-in price of $5. The lefty Vargas has been a source of consistency for the Royals all season long, posting a 10-6 record and 3.17 ERA. Salazar’s numbers aren’t impressive, though the pitcher has had several good outings in August. He owns a 3.27 ERA and .232 opponents’ average in his previous six starts while going 4-6 with a 4.52 ERA on the season. The first 10,000 fans will also receive an eco-friendly Royals baseball cap. Postgame fireworks are scheduled as well.
8/30 Trevor Bauer vs James Shields | Avg. Price: $44 | Get-in: $12
Saturday’s game will feature the Royals’ James Shields against Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer. The average secondary price for the game is $44, down 28.7% from the season average, while the get-in price starts at $12. Shields has also been dominant for the Royals this season and enters Saturday’s start at 12-7 with a 3.45 ERA. Bauer has quite the opposite in road starts, posting just a 1-5 record and 5.81 in nine away games this season. He is 5-7 with a 4.18 ERA on the season. A Mr. Royal bobblehead will be presented to the first 10,000 fans in attendance.
8/31 T.J. House vs Danny Duffy | Avg. Price: $56.94 | Get-in: $17
Danny Duffy will take the mound for the Royals against T.J. House in the final game of the series on Sunday. The average price for Sunday’s game is $56.94 on the secondary market, the most expensive game of the series but still 7.7% below the season average. The get-in price starts at $17. Both lefties have been plagued by anemic offensive support, with Duff holding an 8-11 record and House entering Sunday’s game at 2-3. Duff has allowed one run or less in 14 starts this season, though owns a losing record due to the Royals’ poor offense. Prior to his last outing against Houston, House went eight straight starts allowing three or fewer runs.