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Salvador Perez returns to Royals lineup in Anaheim

Royals catcher Salvador Perez tags out the Orioles' J.J. Hardy (2) at the plate during their May 15 game at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez tags out the Orioles' J.J. Hardy (2) at the plate during their May 15 game at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Star

ANAHEIM – The Royals have lost three of their last four. They can square this series with the Angels starting at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday. The game can be seen on Fox.

Here are the lineups as RHP James Shields (6-3, 2.67 ERA) faces RHP Matt Shoemaker (2-1, 3.06 ERA):

ROYALS (23-24)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

3. Billy Butler, DH.

4. Alex Gordon, LF.

5. Salvador Perez, C.

6. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

7. Danny Valencia, 3B.

8. Alcides Escobar, SS.

9. Pedro Ciriaco, 2B.

ANGELS (27-20)

1. Howie Kendrick, 2B.

2. Mike Trout, CF.

3. Albert Pujols, 1B.

4. David Freese, 3B.

5. Raul Ibanez, DH.

6. Erick Aybar, SS.

7. Kole Calhoun, RF.

8. Hank Conger, C.

9. Collin Cowgill, LF.

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