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Salvador Perez stays behind plate as Royals face Twins

Salvador Perez (center) celebrated his two-run homer during the fourth inning on Saturday against the Angels, in Anaheim, Calif.
Salvador Perez (center) celebrated his two-run homer during the fourth inning on Saturday against the Angels, in Anaheim, Calif. AP

One day, Salvador Perez will get a day off. Monday is not that day. Perez will be back behind the plate for the Royals as they face the Twins in their home opener at Target Field. Perez may get a day off for Thursday’s series finale.

Here are the lineups as LHP Danny Duffy (0-0, 9.00 ERA) faces RHP Trevor May:

ROYALS (6-0)

1. Alcides Escobar, SS.

2. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

5. Kendrys Morales, DH.

6. Alex Gordon, LF.

7. Alex Rios, RF.

8. Salvador Perez, C.

9. Omar Infante, 2B.

TWINS (1-5)

1. Danny Santana, SS.

2. Brian Dozier, 2B.

3. Joe Mauer, 1B.

4. Torii Hunter, RF.

5. Kennys Vargas, DH.

6. Trevor Plouffe, 3B.

7. Oswaldo Arcia, LF.

8. Kurt Suzuki, C.

9. Shane Robinson, CF.

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