Billy Butler sits out as Royals visit St. Louis

The Royals made a series of cosmetic alterations to their bullpen on Monday, but the lineup remains the same. They’ll start off a four-game, two-city series with the Cardinals at 7:10 p.m. on Friday. The game can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City and ESPN.

Here are the lineups as LHP Danny Duffy (2-5, 3.57 ERA) faces RHP Shelby Miller (6-4, 3.94 ERA):

ROYALS (26-30)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Omar Infante, 2B.

3. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

4. Alex Gordon, LF.

5. Salvador Perez, C.

6. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

7. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

8. Alcides Escobar, SS.

9. Danny Duffy, P.


1. Matt Carpenter, 3B.

2. Randal Grichuk, CF.

3. Matt Holliday, LF.

4. Allen Craig, 1B.

5. Yadier Molina, C.

6. Jhonny Peralta, SS.

7. Oscar Taveras, RF.

8. Mark Ellis, 2B.

9. Shelby Miller, P.

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