Thursday’s Royals-Rays lineups, pitching probables and TV info

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

The first post-Alex Gordon groin injury lineup finds Jarrod Dyson starting in left field and Eric Hosmer hitting second.

The Royals look for the four-game sweep of the Rays at Kauffman Stadium. Yordano Ventura, who officially came off the disabled list earlier Thursday, gets the start for the game, which begins at 1:10 p.m. The game is on Fox Sports Kansas City.

ROYALS (49-33)

1. Alcides Escobar, SS

2. Eric Hosmer, 1B

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF

4. Kendrys Morales, DH

5. Salvador Perez, C

6. Omar Infante, 2B

7. Alex Rios, RF

8. Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B

9. Jarrod Dyson, LF

P Yordano Ventura (3-6, 4.68 ERA)

RAYS (43-44)

1. John Jaso, LF

2. Grady Sizemore, RF

3. Evan Longoria, 3B

4. James Loney, 1B

5. Logan Forsythe. 2B

6. David DeJesus, DH

7. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

8. Kevin Kiermaier, CF

9. Rene Rivera, C

P Nathan Karns (4-4, 3.21)

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