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Royals, Cards look to dodge raindrops for series finale

Kansas City Royals fans sit in their seats while waiting through a sixth inning rain delay during Saturday's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 23, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City Royals fans sit in their seats while waiting through a sixth inning rain delay during Saturday's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 23, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

The Royals-Cardinals series finale is scheduled to begin at 1:10 p.m. Rain is in the forecast. The Royals won the first two games and have taken six of seven on this home stand. They lead the American League Central by three games over the Tigers, and own baseball’s best record at 28-14. It’s the best record after 42 games in club history.

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost visits with the media before Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Kauffman Stadium. Video by John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star

The Cardinals (27-16) lead the National League Central by 2 ½ games over the Cubs.

The Royals head to New York to meet the Yankees at 12:10 on Monday. The Cardinals will spent Memorial Day at home and face the Diamondbacks in a 3:15 start.

Royals (28-14)

1.Alcides Escobar, SS

2. Mike Moustakas, 3B

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B

5. Kendrys Morales, DH

6. Alex Gordon, LF

7. Salvador Perez, C

8. Omar Infante, 2B

9. Paulo Orlando, RF

P Yordano Ventura (3-3, 4.56)

Cardinals (27-16)

1.Kolton Wong, 2B

2. Matt Carpenter, 3B

3. Matt Holiday, LF

4. Matt Adams, DH

5. Jhonny Peralta, SS

6. Yadier Molina, C

7. Randal Grichuk, RF

8. Mark Reynolds, 1B

9. Peter Bourjos, CF

P Michael Wacha (6-0. 2.13)

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