Salvador Perez sits as Royals finish series with Dodgers

The Royals can collect a series victory on Wednesday night, but they’ll have to do so without their starting catcher. Salvador Perez is not in the lineup for this final game against the Dodgers, which begins at 7:10 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Here are the lineups as RHP James Shields (8-3, 3.70 ERA) faces RHP Dan Haren (7-4, 3.62 ERA):

DODGERS (43-36)

1. Dee Gordon, 2B.

2. Yasiel Puig, RF.

3. Adrian Gonzalez, DH.

4. Matt Kemp, LF.

5. Andre Ethier, CF.

6. Justin Turner, 3B.

7. Scott Van Slyke, 1B.

8. A.J. Ellis, C.

9. Miguel Rojas, SS.

ROYALS (40-37)

1. Lorenzo Cain, RF.

2. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

3. Billy Butler, DH.

4. Alex Gordon, LF.

5. Omar Infante, 2B.

6. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

7. Alcides Escobar, SS.

8. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

9. Brett Hayes, C.

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