Alcides Escobar leads off for Royals in Twins series finale

The Royals’ loss on Tuesday night ended at 10:34 p.m., and the players departed Target Field about an hour later. So they experienced a little more than a 12-hour turnaround for Wednesday’s series finale, which begins at 12:10 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Lorenzo Cain has the day off. Alcides Escobar replaces him in the leadoff spot.

Here are the lineups as LHP Jason Vargas (7-3, 3.53 ERA) faces RHP Kevin Correia (4-9, 5.08 ERA):

ROYALS (43-40)

1. Alcides Escobar, SS.

2. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

3. Billy Butler, DH.

4. Alex Gordon, LF.

5. Salvador Perez, C.

6. Raul Ibanez, RF.

7. Omar Infante, 2B.

8. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

9. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

TWINS (38-44)

1. Eduardo Nunez, SS.

2. Brian Dozier, 2B.

3. Chris Parmelee, 1B.

4. Kendrys Morales, DH.

5. Josh Willingham, LF.

6. Oswaldo Arcia, RF.

7. Trevor Plouffe, 3B.

8. Eric Fryer, C.

9. Sam Fuld, CF.

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