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Royals, Tigers lineups as Shields faces Verlander in season opener


03/31/2014 10:12 AM

05/16/2014 12:44 PM

It’s a lovely morning here at Comerica Park, where the Royals will begin their season this afternoon. Tigers ace Justin Verlander is expected to throw the first pitch at 12:08 p.m. Central.

Here are the lineups as James Shields faces Verlander:

ROYALS (0-0)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Omar Infante, 2B.

3. Eric Hosmer, 3B.

4. Billy Butler, DH.

5. Alex Gordon, LF.

6. Salvador Perez, C.

7. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

8. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

9. Alcides Escobar, SS.

TIGERS (0-0)

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B.

2. Torii Hunter, RF.

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B.

4. Victor Martinez, DH.

5. Austin Jackson, CF.

6. Alex Avila, C.

7. Nick Castellanos, 3B.

8. Alex Gonzalez, SS.

9. Rajai Davis, LF.

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