The K Zone

May 7, 2014

Omar Infante sits out as Royals play final game in San Diego

The Royals will try to complete a series victory on Wednesday afternoon without their regular second baseman. Omar Infante is sitting out due to stiffness in his back. Danny Valencia will start in his place against the Padres. The game begins at 2:40 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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Andy McCullough blogs about the Royals and baseball

The Royals will try to complete a series victory on Wednesday afternoon without their regular second baseman. Omar Infante is sitting out due to stiffness in his back. Danny Valencia will start in his place against the Padres.

The game begins at 2:40 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Here are the lineups as James Shields (3-3, 3.11 ERA) faces Andrew Cashner (2-4, 2.72 ERA):

ROYALS (15-17)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Alcides Escobar, SS.

3. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

4. Salvador Perez, C.

5. Alex Gordon, LF.

6. Danny Valencia, 2B.

7. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

8. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

9. James Shields, P.

PADRES (15-19)

1. Will Venable, RF.

2. Everth Cabrera, SS.

3. Jedd Gyorko, 2B.

4. Seth Smith, LF.

5. Cameron Maybin, CF.

6. Yonder Alonso, 1B.

7. Rene Rivera, C.

8. Alexi Amarista, 3B.

9. Andrew Cashner, P.

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