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Yordano Ventura starts for Royals as Indians series continues

Pitcher Yordano Ventura will start for the Royals on Tuesday.
Pitcher Yordano Ventura will start for the Royals on Tuesday. The Kansas City Star

The magic number for Kansas City is five with six games to play. Their victory on Monday proved crucial, as they maintained a two-game lead over Seattle in the Wild Card, while reducing Detroit’s advantage in the division to one game.

Here are the lineups as RHP Yordano Ventura (13-10, 3.19 ERA) faces RHP Danny Salazar (6-7, 4.02 ERA):

ROYALS (85-71)

1. Alcides Escobar, SS.

2. Nori Aoki, RF.

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

5. Billy Butler, DH.

6. Alex Gordon, LF.

7. Salvador Perez, C.

8. Omar Infante, 2B.

9. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

INDIANS (82-75)

1. Michael Bourn, CF.

2. Jose Ramirez, SS.

3. Michael Brantley, LF.

4. Carlos Santana, 1B.

5. David Murphy, RF.

6. Jason Kipnis, DH.

7. Yan Gomes, C.

8. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B.

9. Mike Aviles, 2B.

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