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Royals Vs. Twins: Friday's Lineups Announced

The Royals welcome the Twins to town on Friday for a three-game series. Both teams are near the bottom of the AL Central standings and are 2-5 since the All-Star Break. The lineups for Friday's series-opener have been announced.

Here is the Royals lineup:

1. Alex Gordon LF

2. Alcides Escobar SS

3. Billy Butler DH

4. Mike Moustakas 3B

5. Lorenzo Cain CF

6. Eric Hosmer 1B

7. Jeff Francoeur RF

8. Salvador Perez C

9. Yuniesky Betancourt 2B

Here is the Twins lineup:

1. Ben Revere CF

2. Jamey Carroll SS

3. Joe Mauer 1B

4. Josh Willingham LF

5. Justin Morneau DH

6. Trevor Plouffe 3B

7. Ryan Doumit C

8. Darin Mastroianni RF

9. Alexi Casilla 2B

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