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Royals face Brewers, only on Facebook today

MLB.com @DKramer_

MLB's innovative interface experience for watching games will continue again today, as the Royals and Brewers conclude their brief Interleague series at 2:10 p.m. ET/1:10 p.m. CT from Miller Park in a telecast that will stream exclusively on Facebook.

During the getaway-day matinee, left-hander Brent Suter will look to build on what's been a breakout season of sorts for the red-hot Brewers, who will leave this Interleague series holding first place in the National League Central. Suter will square off against Royals lefty Danny Duffy, who could become an interesting trade target for contending clubs should he continue to show an upward trend.

MLB's innovative interface experience for watching games will continue again today, as the Royals and Brewers conclude their brief Interleague series at 2:10 p.m. ET/1:10 p.m. CT from Miller Park in a telecast that will stream exclusively on Facebook.

During the getaway-day matinee, left-hander Brent Suter will look to build on what's been a breakout season of sorts for the red-hot Brewers, who will leave this Interleague series holding first place in the National League Central. Suter will square off against Royals lefty Danny Duffy, who could become an interesting trade target for contending clubs should he continue to show an upward trend.

Fans can catch the contest at www.facebook.com/MLBLiveGames or by logging on to Facebook's MLB Live page from their phones, tablets, smart TVs or other streaming devices. MLB Network will produce the game with play-by-play anchor Scott Braun, analysts Kris Medlen and Dan Plesac and in-game reporter Elise Menaker.

How to watch:
Desktop

1. Search for "MLB Live" on Facebook

2. Follow the "MLB Live" show page

Mobile
1. Download the Facebook video app on your TV or streaming device and search for "MLB Live"

2. Or stream the game from your phone to a TV on the same WiFi network by tapping the TV icon.

Upcoming Facebook games (all times ET)

• Tuesday, July 3: MIN-MIL, 4:10 p.m. 
• Wednesday, July 11: WSH-PIT, 12:35 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 25: SFG-SEA, 4:10 p.m.

What to know about the Royals-Brewers game
For a rotation that had some uncertainty entering the season, particularly with ace Jimmy Nelson shelved recovering from right shoulder surgery, the Brewers have had encouraging contributions from their starters to keep them atop the division. Among that group is Suter, who is coming off consecutive outings in which he's tossed a career-high seven innings and gave up just eight hits and three runs over the two starts, both wins.

Video: STL@MIL: Suter holds Cards to 2 runs over 7 innings

The Brewers have now won six of Suter's past seven starts, dating back to May 18. The hybrid reliever has never wowed with velocity, but he has quietly been one of the more reliable starters in the NL, with a 3.12 ERA over his past seven starts. 

Milwaukee finds itself in somewhat of a home stretch to the All-Star break, particularly after a gauntlet run through June in which it faced the Indians, Cubs, Cardinals, Pirates and the Phillies twice, going 8-10. After Monday's off-day, the Brewers will not be off until the break. 

Duffy has tossed two scoreless outings over a combined 13 innings this month, but he had a seven-run outing against the Astros sandwiched in between. It remains his only loss since May 19. Kansas City was swept by the Brewers in a two-game series at Kauffman Stadium in April. 

Daniel Kramer is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @DKramer_.

Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals