How things have changed. Last year, left-hander Bruce Chen was Kansas City's starting pitcher on Opening Day. Right-hander Luke Hochevar started the second game. Over the course of the season, Chen made 34 starts, pitched 191 2/3 innings and had an 11-14 record to lead the team in victories. Hochevar had 32 starts, 185 1/3 innings and an 8-16 record.