Going into tonight's game, manager Ned Yost is going with a lineup of
Alex Gordon LF
Chris Getz 2B
Eric Hosmer 1B
Billy Butler DH
Mitch Maier CF
Alcides Escobar SS
Butler has the most success of any current Royals with a .359/.405/.615 line against Justin Verlander in his career which includes two home runs among his 14 total hits. Meanwhile Frenchy has 5 hits in 13 at-bats versus the Tigers star pitcher. Quintero is the lone Royal in the starting lineup who has yet to face Verlander.
If the Royals are to break the current four-game losing streak and obtain their first win at home, they must do so this evening facing a tall task.