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Jarrod Dyson starts in center field for Royals matinee with Twins

the Royals' Jarrod Dyson (1) hit a sacrifice fly which scored Erik Kratz during Thursday's baseball game at Kauffman Stadium.
the Royals' Jarrod Dyson (1) hit a sacrifice fly which scored Erik Kratz during Thursday's baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Star

Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-4 with a quartet of strikeouts on Saturday night, and he is not in the lineup for Sunday’s matinee against the Twins. Jarrod Dyson will start in center field for the Royals. Here are the lineups as Jeremy Guthrie (8-10, 4.45 ERA) faces Tommy Milone (6-3, 3.52 ERA):

ROYALS (67-55)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Omar Infante, 2B.

3. Salvador Perez, C.

4. Billy Butler, 1B.

5. Alex Gordon, LF.

6. Josh Willingham, DH.

7. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

8. Alcides Escobar, SS.

9. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

TWINS (55-66)

1. Danny Santana, SS.

2. Brian Dozier, 2B.

3. Joe Mauer, 1B.

4. Kennys Vargas, DH.

5. Oswaldo Arcia, RF.

6. Kurt Suzuki, C.

7. Chris Parmalee, LF.

8. Eduardo Escobar, SS.

9. Jordan Schafer, CF.

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To reach Andy McCullough, call 816-234-4370 or send email to rmccullough@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @McCulloughStar.

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