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Tuesday’s Royals-Pirates lineups, pitching probables and TV info

Gerrit Cole (13-3, 2.30 ERA), a 2015 National League All-Star, gets the ball for the Pittsburgh tonight as the Pirates face the Royals at Kauffman Stadium in game two of a three-game interleague series.
Gerrit Cole (13-3, 2.30 ERA), a 2015 National League All-Star, gets the ball for the Pittsburgh tonight as the Pirates face the Royals at Kauffman Stadium in game two of a three-game interleague series. The Associated Press

The Royals will look to even the three-game series tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates after Monday night’s 10-7 loss. Left-hander Jason Vargas (5-2, 4.10 ERA) will make his first start for the Royals since June 8 in his return from the disabled list to heal a strained flexor muscle in his throwing elbow. Gerrit Cole (13-3, 2.30 ERA), a 2015 National League All-Star, gets the ball for the Pirates.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Kansas City.

ROYALS (55-36)

1. Alcides Escobar, SS.

2. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

5. Kendrys Morales, DH.

6. Salvador Perez, C.

7. Omar Infante, 2B.

8. Alex Rios, RF.

9. Jarrod Dyson, LF.

PIRATES (54-38)

1. Gregory Polanco, RF.

2. Neil Walker, 2B.

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF.

4. Starling Marte, LF.

5. Jung Ho Kang, SS.

6. Pedro Alvarez, DH.

7. Brett Morel, 3B.

8. Chris Stewart, C.

9. Sean Rodriguez, 1B.

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