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

The Royals visited the Los Angeles Angels earlier this season, sweeping a three-game series at Angel Stadium on April 10-12. The teams meet Thursday for the first time since then, opening a four-game series at Kauffman Stadium.

Including last year’s American League Division Series sweep, the Royals have won seven straight against the Angels.

The 7:10 p.m. game will be televised by FSKC.

The Royals’ starter, Jeremy Guthrie, is 8-7, and notched his first victory of the season on April 11 against the Angels.

ROYALS (68-45)

1. Alcides Escobar, SS

2. Ben Zobrist, LF

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B

5. Kendrys Morales, DH

6. Mike Moustakas, 3B

7. Alex Rios, RF

8. Omar Infante, 2B

9. Drew Butera, C

P Jeremy Guthrie (8-7, 5.84)

ANGELS (59-54)

1. Johnny Giavotella, 2B

2. Kole Calhoun, RF

3. Mike Trout, CF

4. Albert Pujols, 1B

5. David Murphy, DH

6. Arick Aybar, SS

7. Conor Gillaspie, 3B

8. Carlos Perez, C

9. David DeJesus, LF

P Garrett Richards (11-9, 3.51)

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Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Kendrys Morales, Alex Gordon recovering, playing the Angels and this weekend's induction of Mike Sweeney to the Royals' Hall of Fame. Video by John Sleezer/ The Kansas City Star