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Wednesday’s Royals-Mariners lineups, pitching probables and TV info

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

The Royals need a victory over Seattle and a Twins loss to the Angels on Wednesday night to control their destiny for an AL Central Division clinch at home on Thursday night.

Here are the lineups as RHP Yordano Ventura (12-8, 4.40 ERA) faces LHP Roenis Elias (5-8, 4.07 ERA) at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday on Fox Sports Kansas City:

MARINERS (74-77)

1. Ketel Marte, SS.

2. Kyle Seager, 3B.

3. Nelson Cruz, DH.

4. Robinson Cano, 2B.

5. Franklin Gutierrez, LF.

6. Seth Smith, RF.

7. Mark Trumbo, 1B.

8. Brad Miller, CF.

9. Jesus Sucre, C.

ROYALS (87-63)

1. Alex Gordon, LF.

2. Ben Zobrist, 2B.

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

5. Kendrys Morales, DH.

6. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

7. Salvador Perez, C.

8. Alex Rios, RF.

9. Alcides Escobar, SS.

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