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Mike Moustakas starts against lefty Wade Miley as Royals face Diamondbacks

Christian Colon started at third base against a left-handed pitcher on Sunday, and cracked a rally-starting double in a victory over the Athletics. But manager Ned Yost returned to the status quo for Tuesday’s series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mike Moustakas will once again start at third base. Otherwise, the batting order is standard issue.
Christian Colon started at third base against a left-handed pitcher on Sunday, and cracked a rally-starting double in a victory over the Athletics. But manager Ned Yost returned to the status quo for Tuesday’s series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mike Moustakas will once again start at third base. Otherwise, the batting order is standard issue. The Kansas City Star

Christian Colon started at third base against a left-handed pitcher on Sunday, and cracked a rally-starting double in a victory over the Athletics. But manager Ned Yost returned to the status quo for Tuesday’s series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Mike Moustakas will once again start at third base. Otherwise, the batting order is standard issue.

Here are the lineups as Danny Duffy (5-10, 2.42 ERA) faces Wade Miley (7-7, 4.14 ERA):

ROYALS (57-53)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Omar Infante, 2B.

3. Salvador Perez, C.

4. Billy Butler, 1B.

5. Alex Gordon, LF.

6. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

7. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

8. Alcides Escobar, SS.

9. Danny Duffy, P.

DIAMONDBACKS (49-63)

1. Ender Inciarte, CF.

2. Jordan Pacheco, 1B.

3. Aaron Hill, 2B.

4. Mark Trumbo, LF.

5. Miguel Montero, C.

6. Alfredo Marte, RF.

7. Andy Marte, 3B.

8. Nick Ahmed, SS.

9. Wade Miley, P.

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