Lineups: Salvador Perez returns as Royals start series with White Sox in Chicago

Salvador Perez returned to the Royals lineup for Monday night’s game after sitting out the day before because of a right groin strain. The team requires all the offensive help it can muster, having dropped six of their last seven.

Here are the lineups as Jeremy Guthrie (5-8, 4.56 ERA) faces Chris Sale (8-1, 2.08 ERA):

ROYALS (48-49)

1. Lorenzo Cain, RF.

2. Omar Infante, 2B.

3. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

4. Salvador Perez, C.

5. Alex Gordon, LF.

6. Billy Butler, DH.

7. Danny Valencia, 3B.

8. Alcides Escobar, SS.

9. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

WHITE SOX (47-52)

1. Adam Eaton, CF.

2. Alexei Ramirez, SS.

3. Jose Abreu, 1B.

4. Adam Dunn, DH.

5. Dayan Viciedo, LF.

6. Conor Gillaspie, 3B.

7. Alejandro De Aza, RF.

8. Gordon Beckham, 2B.

9. Tyler Flowers, C.

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