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Royals Vs. A's: Wednesday's Starting Lineups

The Kansas City Royals continue their three-game series against the Oakland Athletics at home in Kauffman Stadium. Ned Yost's squad is looking to continue to play spoiler to Oakland's Cinderella story, as the Royals look to take the second game of a three-game set.

Both Yost and Bob Melvin have announced the starting lineups for Wednesday night's game, and they are as follows:

Oakland A's

CF Coco Crisp
DH Jonny Gomes
RF Josh Reddick
LF Yoenis Cespedes
1B Chris Carter
C Derek Norris
3B Josh Donaldson
2B Adam Rosales
SS Cliff Pennington

SP Brandon McCarthy

Kansas City Royals

LF Alex Gordon
SS Alcides Escobar
DH Billy Butler
3B Mike Moustakas
C Salvador Perez
RF Jeff Francoeur
1B Eric Hosmer
CF Lorenzo Cain
2B Chris Getz

SP Will Smith

Kansas City's offense is tasked with facing off against Oakland's best pitcher, Brandon McCarthy. For McCarthy, it'll be his second start since being activated from the disabled list.

For more on the Royals, be sure to check out Royals Review.

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