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May 8, 2014

Omar Infante rests again as Royals start series with Mariners

Omar Infante will sit out for the second day in a row due to lingering concerns about his lower back. Danny Valencia replaces him at second base as the Royals face the Mariners. The first game of this four-game series starts at 9:10 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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Omar Infante will sit out for the second day in a row due to lingering concerns about his lower back. Danny Valencia replaces him at second base as the Royals face the Mariners.

The first game of this four-game series starts at 9:10 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Here are the lineups as Danny Duffy (1-2, 2.19 ERA) faces Hisashi Iwakuma (1-0, 5.40 ERA):

ROYALS (16-17)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

3. Billy Butler, DH.

4. Salvador Perez, C.

5. Alex Gordon, LF.

6. Danny Valencia, 2B.

7. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

8. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

9. Alcides Escobar, SS.

MARINERS (17-16)

1. Michael Saunders, CF.

2. Stefen Romero, RF.

3. Robinson Cano, 2B.

4. Corey Hart, DH.

5. Justin Smoak, 1B.

6. Kyle Seager, 3B.

7. Cole Gillespie, LF.

8. Brad Miller, SS.

9. Mike Zunino, C.

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