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Jeremy Guthrie faces Tigers as Royals finish four-game series

Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie
Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie The Kansas City Star

With Lorenzo Cain serving the first half of his two-game suspension, the Royals will play on Sunday with a short bench. Alex Gordon will play a day game after a night game, mostly out of necessity.

Here are the lineups as RHP Jeremy Guthrie (1-1, 5.87 ERA) faces RHP Anibal Sanchez (1-3, 5.46 ERA):

TIGERS (16-9)

1. Anthony Gose, CF.

2. Ian Kinsler, 2B.

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B.

4. Victor Martinez, DH.

5. J.D. Martinez, RF.

6. Yoenis Cespedes, LF.

7. Alex Avila, C.

8. Nick Castellanos, 3B.

9. Jose Iglesias, SS.

ROYALS (16-8)

1. Alex Gordon, LF.

2. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

3. Kendrys Morales, DH.

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

5. Salvador Perez, C.

6. Omar Infante, 2B.

7. Paulo Orlando, RF.

8. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

9. Christian Colon, SS.

FROM THE STAR

1. David Price shut down the Royals on Saturday.

2. Vahe Gregorian wrote a column about the team’s collection of free-agent castoffs.

3. Greg Holland could be activated by Tuesday.

4. Chris Young is not joining the rotation any time soon, Ned Yost says.

THE ROYALS’ PLAYOFF PERCENTAGE (ACCORDING TO BASEBALL PROSPECTUS)

35.8 percent.

HERE IS SOME ROCK MUSIC

"Making Breakfast" by Twin Peaks.

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