Josh Willingham starts at designated hitter as Royals face Yankees

NEW YORK – Ned Yost shuffled his lineup up for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Yankees. Josh Willingham will receive his first action since aggravating a sore intercostal muscle last week. Carlos Peguero replaces Nori Aoki in right field.

Here are the lineups as Danny Duffy (8-11, 2.42 ERA) faces Brandon McCarthy (5-4, 2.80 ERA):

ROYALS (78-61)

1. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

2. Omar Infante, 2B.

3. Alex Gordon, LF.

4. Salvador Perez, C.

5. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

6. Josh Willingham, DH.

7. Carlos Peguero, RF.

8. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

9. Alcides Escobar, SS.

YANKEES (72-67)

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF.

2. Derek Jeter, DH.

3. Martin Prado, 2B.

4. Mark Teixeira, 1B.

5. Carlos Beltran, RF.

6. Chase Headley, 3B.

7. Zelous Wheeler, LF.

8. Brendan Ryan, SS.

9. John Ryan Murphy, C.

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