Lineups: Erik Kratz is DH as Royals return home to face Giants

Erik Kratz will start for the second time since joining the Royals in the Danny Valencia deal with the Blue Jays on July 28. He’s the designated hitter Friday as the Royals return home to face the San Francisco Giants. First pitch is 7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports KC.

Here’s the lineup against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner (13-8, 3.21 ERA), who is 9-2 in road games this season:

1. Nori Aoki RF

2. Omar Infante 2B

3. Sal Perez C

4. Billy Butler 1B

5. Alex Gordon LF

6. Lorenzo Cain CF

7. Erik Kratz DH

8. Mike Moustakas 3B

9. Alcides Escobar SS

Jason Vargas (8-5, 3.69 ERA) makes his second start for the Royals since appendectomy surgery.

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