Royals Vs. Twins Game 2 Lineup: Kansas City Sending Luis Mendoza To The Mound Against Minnesota

The Kansas City Royals are looking to rebound from Friday night's 2-1 extra inning loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Royals are sending out Luis Mendoza to the mound who is 1-1 and has an ERA of 2.08 against the Twins this year, but overall this season he is has been inconsistent and has a 3-6 record and a 4.32 ERA.

The Twins are sending out Scott Diamond who started the season in the minor leagues, but he has come up big this season with an 8-3 record and a 2.96 ERA.

The Royals fielding lineup is the same, but they made some changes to the order from Friday night. Lorenzo Cain moves into the cleanup spot and Mike Moustakas drops to the sixth spot. Eric Hosmer also dropped in the lineup and moved from the sixth spot to the eighth spot for Saturday's game.

Royals lineup:
1. Alex Gordon LF
2. Alcides Escobar SS
3. Billy Butler DH
4. Lorenzo Cain CF
5. Salvador Perez C
6. Mike Moustakas 3B
7. Jeff Francoeur RF
8. Eric Hosmer 1B
9. Yuniesky Betancourt 2B
Luis Mendoza P

Twins lineup:
1. Denard Span CF
2. Ben Revere RF
3. Joe Mauer C
4. Josh Willingham DH
5. Ryan Doumit LF
6. Chris Parmelee 1B
7. Brian Dozier SS
8. Alexi Casilla 2B
9. Jamey Carroll 3B
Scott Diamond P

Read more on the Royals at Royals Review and SB Nation Kansas City. Head over to Twinkie Town for more on the Twins. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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