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Thursday’s Royals-Astros lineups

04/17/2014 4:23 PM

04/17/2014 4:24 PM

For the first time this season, Billy Butler will not bat cleanup for the Royals. Manager Ned Yost dropped him to No. 6 and installed catcher Salvador Perez as his new cleanup hitter as the Royals go for a sweep of the Astros on Thursday night.

The game begins at 7:10 p.m. It can be see on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Here are the lineups as James Shields (0-2, 2.37 ERA) faces Scott Feldman (2-0, 0.44 ERA):

Royals (6-7)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

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. Alcides Escobar, SS.

9. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

Astros (5-10)

1. Dexter Fowler, CF.

2. George Springer, RF.

3. Jason Castro, C.

4. Jose Altuve, 2B.

5. Marc Krauss, 1B.

6. Chris Carter, DH.

7. Matt Dominguez, 3B.

8. Alex Presley, LF.

9. Jonathan Villar, SS.


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