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Arizona Diamondbacks Face Kansas City Royals, Call Up Wily Mo Pena To DH

The Arizona Diamondbacks didn't fare so well in their last two series at home. They went a combined 2-4 against the San Francisco Giants and lowly Chicago White Sox. It wasn't a great showing for the team that people are just starting to get excited about. The hitting (other than Justin Upton) has dropped off and the bullpen hasn't been nearly as stellar. 

The Kansas City Royals (31-41) will  hopefully be just the answer to the little slump. They are young and are finally starting to reap the rewards of all those early draft picks that come from being bad for so long. They they are still 10 games under .500 and it's a series the D-backs need to win to get back on track. 

To add some pop from the DH position in these next to road series in American League parks, the D-backs called up big slugger Wily Mo Pena. It should be fun to see what he can do.

Twitter / @dbacks: #Dbacks outright Sean Burr ...
#Dbacks outright Sean Burroughs after today's game to free up roster spot; 9 of next 12 games will be played in AL ballparks

Joe Saunders will go on Tuesday with Ian Kennedy and Daniel Hudson follow on Wednesday and Thursday. Games start at 5:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Arizona with live game threads at AZ Snake Pit.