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Alex Gordon stays in leadoff spot as Royals open series with Cleveland

Alex Gordon will lead off for the Royals on Tuesday night against the Indians.
Alex Gordon will lead off for the Royals on Tuesday night against the Indians. The Kansas City Star

With Lorenzo Cain finishing his two-game suspension on Tuesday, the Royals outfield consists of Jarrod Dyson in center field and Paulo Orlando in right.

Here are the lineups as Jason Vargas (2-1, 5.95 ERA) faces Danny Salazar (3-0, 3.32 ERA):

INDIANS (9-15)

1. Jason Kipnis, 2B.

2. Carlos Santana, 1B.

3. Michael Brantley, CF.

4. Ryan Raburn, LF.

5. Brandon Moss, RF.

6. Nick Swisher, DH.

7. Mike Aviles, SS.

8. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B.

9. Roberto Perez, C.

ROYALS (16-9)

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.

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