The Royals are the final big league team to visit South Florida since interleague play began in 1997. The Marlins have played in Kansas City twice: in 2002 and in 2007. The Marlins entered Friday’s game with the best record among NL teams (105-81) against the AL with a 58-37 record at home.
The Marlins are still waiting to hear about a makeup date for Thursday’s rainout in Cincinnati. One date that has been mentioned is Sept. 22.
“Whenever we make it up I’m sure it will be during a long stretch without a day off,’’ Gonzalez said. If the game is made up on Sept. 22, it would mean the Marlins would play 13 games in a row to finish the season.
“I hope (at that point in the season) that that game, and every game is important,’’ Gonzalez said.
New Heat coach Erik Spoelstra will be at Dolphin Stadium Saturday to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.