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Lorenzo Cain given day off as Royals face Boston Red Sox

07/19/2014 5:10 PM

07/19/2014 5:10 PM

Lorenzo Cain received four days off during the break, but Royals manager Ned Yost wanted to keep him fresh for the start of the second half. So Cain will sit on Saturday night against the Red Sox, with Jarrod Dyson replacing him in center field.

Yost would prefer Cain rests on Sunday. But with Boston southpaw Jon Lester on the mound, Yost wants Cain’s right-handed bat in the lineup.

Here are the lineups as Danny Duffy (5-9, 2.76 ERA) faces Rubby De La Rosa (2-2, 2.89 ERA):

ROYALS (48-47)

1. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

2. Omar Infante, 2B.

3. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

4. Salvador Perez, C.

5. Alex Gordon, LF.

6. Billy Butler, DH.

7. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

8. Nori Aoki, RF.

9. Alcides Escobar, SS.

RED SOX (44-52)

1. Brock Holt, SS.

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B.

3. David Ortiz, DH.

4. Mike Napoli, 1B.

5. Jonny Gomes, LF.

6. Shane Victorino, RF.

7. Xander Bogaerts, 3B.

8. Jackie Bradley, Jr., CF.

9. Christian Vazquez, C.

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