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Royals Vs. Red Sox Lineups: Royals Send Rookie Will Smith To The Mound

Coming off a 12-inning marathon win last night, the Kansas City Royals will call on rookie Will Smith to win the third of their four game series with the Boston Red Sox. Smith is 4-5 this season with a 5.40 ERA. He is looking to bounce back from his last star,t in which he gave up four runs over just 3 2/3 innings.

The Red Sox will send Felix Doubront to the mound, who has missed his last two starts due to a knee contusion. He is 10-6 this year with a 4.70 ERA and is seeking his first win since July 18.

Here are the lineups for both sides:


1. Lorenzo Cain CF
2. Alcides Escobar SS
3. Alex Gordon LF
4. Billy Butler DH
5. Salvador Perez C
6. Jeff Francoeur RF
7. Johnny Giavotella 2B
8. Eric Hosmer 1B
9. Tony Abreu 3B

Red Sox

1. Pedro Ciriaco 3B
2. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. Cody Ross RF
5. James Loney 1B
6. Ryan Lavarnway C
7. Mauro Gomez DH
8. Mike Aviles SS
9. Scott Podsednik LF

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