Josh Willingham returns to lineup as Royals look to sweep Twins

Kansas City Royals designated hitter Josh Willingham.
Kansas City Royals designated hitter Josh Willingham. The Associated Press

Josh Willingham is back in the lineup after two days off. The Royals are looking to sweep the Twins.

Here are the lineups as Jeremy Guthrie (10-10, 4.32 ERA) faces Tommy Milone (6-4, 4.08 ERA) Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium:

TWINS (58-74)

1. Danny Santana, CF.

2. Brian Dozier, 2B.

3. Kurt Suzuki, C.

4. Kennys Vargas, DH.

5. Oswaldo Arcia, RF.

6. Trevor Plouffe, 3B.

7. Chris Parmelee, 1B.

8. Eduardo Nunez, SS.

9. Jordan Schafer, LF.

ROYALS (74-58)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Alcides Escobar, SS.

3. Alex Gordon, LF.

4. Billy Butler, 1B.

5. Salvador Perez, C.

6. Josh Willingham, DH.

7. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

8. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

9. Christian Colon, 2B.

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