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Monday’s lineup: Royals at Padres

After a depressing weekend at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals flew to the West Coast to start a seven-game series against the Padres and the Mariners.

The Royals have lost four in a row. It’s their longest losing streak of the season. They’ll try to cease the habit on Monday night at Petco Park.

Here are the lineups as Yordano Ventura (2-1, 1.50 ERA) faces Eric Stults (1-3, 5.34 ERA):

ROYALS (14-16)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Omar Infante, 2B.

3. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

4. Salvador Perez, C.

5. Alex Gordon, LF.

6. Danny Valencia, 3B.

7. Alcides Escobar, SS.

8. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

9. Yordano Ventura, P.

PADRES (14-18)

1. Will Venable, RF.

2. Everth Cabrera, SS.

3. Seth Smith, LF.

4. Yasmani Grandal, C.

5. Jedd Gyorko, 2B.

6. Kyle Blanks, 1B.

7. Cameron Maybin, CF.

8. Alexi Amarista, 3B.

9. Eric Stults, P.

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