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Salvador Perez, Mike Moustakas sit as Royals seek series win against Red Sox

Royals backup catcher Drew Butera got the start Sunday against the Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals backup catcher Drew Butera got the start Sunday against the Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

Catcher Salvador Perez got the day off as the Royals took on the Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium at 1:10 p.m. Sunday (Fox Sports Kansas City, 610-AM).

Starting pitchers were the Royals’ Chris Young (6-2, 1.98) and the Red Sox’s Wade Miley (6-6, 4.88).

Backup catcher Drew Butera started and batted ninth. Also, Christian Colon got the start at third base and batted eighth, giving Mike Moustakas a day off.

“It’s a good chance to get Butera and Colon in there,” Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Yost said center fielder Lorenzo Cain likely will get a day off on Monday, when the Royals open a nine-game road trip in Seattle.

The Royals hoped to win the series after taking Saturday’s game 7-4. The Royals were 3-1 on the home stand going into Sunday’s game.

Royals lineup

1.Alcides Escobar, SS

2. Lorenzo Cain, CF

3. Eric Hosmer, 1B

4. Kendrys Morales, DH

5. Alex Gordon LF

6. Alex Rios, RF

7. Omar Infante, 2B

8. Christian Colon, 3B

9. Drew Butera, C

P Chris Young (6-2, 1.98)

Red Sox lineup

1.Mookie Betts, CF

2. Brock Holt, 3B

3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Hanley Ramirez, LF

6. Xander Bogaerts, SS

7. Mike Napoli, 1B

8. Alejandro De Aza, RF

9. Sandy Leon, C

P Wade Miley (6-6, 4.88)

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost talks with the media before Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox.

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