The Rundown: Milwaukee Brewers get out of the box fast

April is a time for surprises, at least in baseball. Each year a team gets out of the box quickly, defying expectations. Take the Milwaukee Brewers, who are atop the NL Central, which produced three playoff teams a year ago in St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

Royals recall Danny Duffy, option Johnny Giavotella to Omaha

A day after what manager Ned Yost called a "nightmare scenario," the Royals executed yet another roster move designed to improve their shaky bullpen. The team recalled Danny Duffy, one of the organization’s top prospects, and optioned second baseman Johnny Giavotella back to Class AAA Omaha.

Royals’ Omar Infante hopes to play three days after taking a pitch on his jaw

Omar Infante applied an icepack to the right side of his jaw as he ambled through the Royals clubhouse. The stitches on the left side of his chin still ached. Swallowing was a chore; talking wasn’t much more pleasant. Yet he hoped to return to action on Friday night at Target Field, just three days after an 89-mph fastball struck him in the face.

Tuesday’s Royals-Rays lineups

The Royals face the Rays on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The game begins at 7:10 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City. Here is the lineup as Yordano Ventura faces Chris Archer (1-0, 3.00 ERA):