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Friday’s Royals lineup vs. the Twins

The Royals return home Friday night for a brief three-game home stand against the Minnesota Twins. Here are the lineups as Royals lefty Jason Vargas, 1-0, takes on the Twins’ Ricky Nolasco, 1-1. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. and the game can be see on Fox Sports KC.

Royals, 7-7

1. Nori Aoki, RF

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By BLAIR KERKHOFF. 56 minutes ago

Royals call up outfielder Jimmy Paredes from Omaha

The Royals added at bat to the roster when they recalled Jimmy Paredes from Class AAA Omaha to replace outfielder Jarrod Dyson, who was placed on the bereavement list because of a death in the family.

In 11 games at Omaha, Paredes was hitting .319 and slugging .417 with one home run.

Parades has played in 118 major-league games, all with the Astros. He has played left field, right field, second base and third base in his career.

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By BLAIR KERKHOFF. 51 minutes ago

Omaha rolls to 14-1 victory on a night all Royals affiliates win

Six different Storm Chasers had a multi-hit game Thursday night as Class AAA Omaha whipped Round Rock 14-1.

Catcher Jesus Flores had three hits, including a two-run home run and scored three runs. Center fielder Brett Eibner had three hits, including two doubles and walked twice. Second baseman Christian Colon, designated hitter Brian Fletcher, first baseman Matt Fields and shortstop Pedro Ciriaco all had two hits.

Fields, who is batting .423, has hit safely in all 14 Omaha games this season. For the third time in his last eight games, Eibner reached base four times. He is batting .373.

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By PETE GRATHOFF. 17 hours ago

Royals’ Lorenzo Cain on disabled list

Lorenzo Cain wore a look of resignation as he stood in front of his locker. Yet another stint on the 15-day disabled list, this for a groin strain he suffered in the Royals’ victory on Wednesday night.

The team initially categorized the injury as a minor one, but Cain will undergo an MRI and further evaluations by team doctors in Kansas City on Friday. The team will be without their talented but fragile center fielder for at least two weeks.

Cain sounded exasperated when discussing the injury. He committed to an extensive stretching program in recent years designed to avoid scenarios like this. But he still felt a tweak in his groin while trying to beat out an infield single the night before.

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By ANDY McCULLOUGH. 23 hours ago

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