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Edinson Volquez returns from five-game suspension as Royals host Tigers

Edinson Volquez takes the mound tonight at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals host the Detroit Tigers in third game of a four-game battle for the lead in the American League Central. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m.
Edinson Volquez takes the mound tonight at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals host the Detroit Tigers in third game of a four-game battle for the lead in the American League Central. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m. jsleezer@kcstar.com

After a five-game suspension, Edinson Volquez returns to the mound for Saturday’s game against the Tigers (6:10 p.m. on Fox Sports KC). Paulo Orlando will start in right field. Christian Colon remains the shortstop, with Alcides Escobar on the seven-day disabled list for a concussion.

Here are the lineups as RHP Edinson Volquez (2-2, 1.91 ERA) faces LHP David Price (2-1, 3.48 ERA):

TIGERS (15-9)

1. Anthony Gose, CF.

2. Ian Kinsler, 2B.

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B.

4. Victor Martinez, DH.

5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF.

6. Alex Avila, C.

7. Nick Castellanos, 3B.

8. Jose Iglesias, SS.

9. Rajai Davis, RF.

ROYALS (16-7)

1. Alex Gordon, LF.

2. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

5. Kendrys Morales, DH.

6. Salvador Perez, C.

7. Omar Infante, 2B.

8. Paulo Orlando, RF.

9. Christian Colon, SS.

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