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Royals Lineup Against Justin Verlander And The Detroit Tigers

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

Jeff Francoeur RF

Mike Moustakas 3B

Humberto Quintero C

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.

Meanwhile the Tigers have limited success against Kansas City starter Danny Duffy, with the exception of Miguel Cabrera. In eight at-bats, Cabrera has three hits (including two doubles).

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.