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Inside the Matchups: Silva vs. Royals, Harden vs. Astros

Updated: May 5, 2009, 2:17 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | Special to ESPN Insider
Royal crush

On Wednesday night, the Royals face Carlos Silva and his fastball that Little Leaguers could hit. Last season, hitters batted .332 against his fastball; this year, they're hitting .297 against the veteran's heat. Of the 163 fastballs that players have swung at in 2009, only six swings have missed. So which fastball-mashing Royals should you make sure are in your lineup?

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