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Saturday’s Royals-Blue Jays lineups, pitching probables and TV info

Cheslor Cuthbert started at third base for the Royals in Saturday’s game agains the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Cheslor Cuthbert started at third base for the Royals in Saturday’s game agains the Blue Jays in Toronto. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

Here are the lineups as RHP Yordano Ventura (5-7, 4.86 ERA) faces LHP Mark Buehrle (11-5, 3.29 ERA) at 12:07 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City and MLB Network:

ROYALS (61-41)

1. Alcides Escobar, SS.

2. Ben Zobrist, LF.

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

5. Kendrys Morales, DH.

6. Salvador Perez, C.

7. Alex Rios, RF.

8. Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B.

9. Omar Infante, 2B.

BLUE JAYS (53-51)

1. Ben Revere, LF.

2. Josh Donaldson, 3B.

3. Jose Bautista, RF.

4. Edwin Encarnacion, DH.

5. Justin Smoak, 1B.

6. Dioner Navarro, C.

7. Kevin Pillar, CF.

8. Munenori Kawasaki, SS.

9. Ryan Goins, 2B.

FROM THE STAR

1. Wade Davis could not pitch because of back stiffness, and the Kansas City bullpen crumbled in Johnny Cueto’s first start as a Royal.

2. Vahe Gregorian wrote a column about the team focusing on the bigger picture heading into October.

3. Jeremy Guthrie will stay in the Royals’ rotation. Chris Young is headed to the bullpen.

4. Here is your daily video dispatch.

THE ROYALS’ PLAYOFF PERCENTAGE (ACCORDING TO BASEBALL PROSPECTUS)

98.4 percent.

HERE IS SOME ROCK MUSIC

“Blacking Out The Friction/Brand New Love” by Death Cab For Cutie.

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