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Royals Vs. Cardinals: Friday's Lineups Announced

The Royals begin a series against the in-state rival Cardinals on Friday, and a former Royal is the headline regarding the lineups.

Carlos Beltran wasn't expected to be in Friday's lineup after missing Thursday with a stomach virus, but he indeed will be playing in St. Louis on Friday, as listed in the announced lineups.

Here is the Royals lineup:

1. Alex Gordon, LF

2. Chris Getz, 2B

3. Eric Hosmer, 1B

4. Jeff Francoeur, RF

5. Mike Moustakas, 3B

6. Brayan Pena, C

7. Alcides Escoba, SS

8. Jarrod Dyson, CF

9. Vin Mazzaro, P

Here is the Cardinals lineup:

1. Daniel Descalso, 2B

2. Allen Craig, RF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Carlos Beltran, CF

5. David Freese, 3B

6. Yadier Molina, C

7. Matt Adams, 1B

8. Tyler Greene, SS

9. Kyle Lohse, P

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