Nori Aoki sits out as Royals play host to Cardinals

Nori Aoki will sit on Wednesday at the Royals start the second leg of the I-70 series. The game begins at 7:10 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Here are the lineups as LHP Jason Vargas (5-3, 3.39 ERA) faces RHP Adam Wainwright (8-3, 2.32 ERA):


1. Matt Carpenter, 3B.

2. Randal Grichuk, LF.

3. Matt Holliday, DH.

4. Allen Craig, 1B.

5. Yadier Molina, C.

6. Jhonny Peralta, SS.

7. Oscar Taveras, RF.

8. Mark Ellis, 2B.

9. Peter Bourjos, CF.

ROYALS (28-30)

1. Omar Infante, 2B.

2. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

3. Billy Butler, DH.

4. Alex Gordon, LF.

5. Salvador Perez, C.

6. Lorenzo Cain, RF.

7. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

8. Alcides Escobar, SS.

9. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

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