Opinion

Jason Vargas looks to lead Royals to sweep over Indians

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas. The Kansas City Star

The Royals have a chance for a sweep at Progressive Field. Their magic number is three, with Seattle facing Toronto again at the Rogers Centre.

Here are the lineups as LHP Jason Vargas (11-10, 3.59 ERA) faces Trevor Bauer (5-8, 4.06 ERA):

ROYALS (86-71)

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 (82-76)

1. Michael Bourn, CF.

2. Jose Ramirez, SS.

3. Michael Brantley, LF.

4. Carlos Santana, 1B.

5. Yan Gomes, DH.

6. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B.

7. Mike Aviles, 3B.

8. Roberto Perez, C.

9. Tyler Holt, RF.

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