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Nori Aoki starts again at DH for Royals, Billy Butler returns to bench

The Royals’ Nori Aoki had four hits against the White Sox on Monday.
The Royals’ Nori Aoki had four hits against the White Sox on Monday. The Kansas City Star

Nori Aoki collected four hits on Tuesday — two of them were check-swing, infield singles — and Billy Butler collected none. So with Chicago starting a right-handed pitcher, Aoki will return to the DH position. Butler will return to the bench.

Here are the lineups as RHP Chris Bassit (0-1, 4.73 ERA) faces RHP Liam Hendriks (1-2, 5.06 ERA):

WHITE SOX (68-82)

1. Adam Eaton, CF.

2. Alexei Ramirez, SS.

3. Jose Abreu, 1B.

4. Conor Gillaspie, 3B.

5. Avisail Garcia, RF.

6. Andy Wilkins, DH.

7. Dayan Viciedo, LF.

8. Carlos Sanchez, 2B.

9. Josh Phegley, C.

ROYALS (82-67)

1. Alcides Escobar, SS.

2. Nori Aoki, DH.

3. Lorenzo Cain, RF.

4. Alex Gordon, LF.

5. Salvador Perez, C.

6. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

7. Omar Infante, 2B.

8. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

9. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

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