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Edinson Volquez faces Indians in series finale

Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez
Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez The Kansas City Star

Edinson Volquez will make his second start since returning from his five-game suspension as the Royals finish their series with Cleveland. 

Here are the lineups as Edinson Volquez (2-3, 2.10 ERA) faces Corey Kluber (0-4, 4.62 ERA):

INDIANS (10-16)

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. Brett Hayes, C.

ROYALS (17-10)

1. Alex Gordon, LF.

2. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

5. Kendrys Moralez, DH.

6. Salvador Perez, C.

7. Omar Infante, 2B.

8. Jarrod Dyson, RF.

9. Christian Colon, SS.

FROM THE STAR

1. Danny Duffy lasted only one inning in a taxing night for the bullpen.

2. Vahe Gregorian wrote a column about Kansas City’s relief corps.

3. Blair Kerkhoff details Francisco Pena’s promotion and Erik Kratz’s trip to the disabled list.

4. Pena also discussed the progress of rehabbing reliever Luke Hochevar.

THE ROYALS’ PLAYOFF PERCENTAGE (ACCORDING TO BASEBALL PROSPECTUS)

32.2 percent.

HERE IS SOME ROCK MUSIC

“The Offer” by Yowler.

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