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Royals Prepare for Tilt Against Padres

After splitting two games against the Texas Rangers, the Kansas City Royals head into their third spring training game of the season this afternoon versus the San Diego Padres. The Royals enter with a record of 1-1, while the Padres are 0-1-1, having tied the Seattle Mariners yesterday.

The Royals lineup for this afternoon will be-

Jarrod Dyson CF

Mike Aviles 3B

Billy Butler 1B

Clint Robinson DH

Alex GordonLF

Mitch Maier RF

Brayan Pena C

Chris Getz 2B

Alcides Escobar SS

Luke Hochever P

We will be getting our first look at Robinson, last season's triple crown winner in the Texas League. Though he will be blocked from probably ever reaching Kansas City this season, he will be a key offensive player for Omaha and one of those guys who will always have to be ready for a call up if needed.

The Padres will counter with a lineup of-

Cameron Maybin CF

Jarrett Hoffpauir 2B

Chase Headley 3B

Brad Hawpe 1B

Nick Hundley C

Gregg Zaun DH

Chris Denorfia LF

Aaron Cunningham RF

Everrth Cabrera SS

Mat Latos P