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Royals Vs. Indians Lineup: Luis Mendoza Back On The Mound After Missing Last Start

The Kansas City Royals are beginning a new three-game sereis as they travel on the road to face the Cleveland Indians Friday night. Luis Mendoza is back on the mound after missing his scheduled start last Wednesday due to a sore throat. In his last start, Mendoza played great by holding the Minnesota Twins to only two hits and one run over six innings, plus he struck out six batters.

The Royals are making some changes from Thursdays's loss to the Chicago White Sox. Jarrod Dyson is in the leadoff spot and patrolling centerfield and David Lough earned the nod at left field and is hitting eighth. Jeff Francoeur moved up two spots to hit fifth, while Mike Moustakas jumped up to the third spot after batting sixth.

Here is how the rest of the card shakes out:

Royals lineup:
1. Jarrod Dyson CF
2. Alcides Escobar SS
3. Mike Moustakas 3B
4. Billy Butler DH
5. Jeff Francoeur RF
6. Eric Hosmer 1B
7. Brayan Pena C
8. David Lough LF
9. Irving Falu 2B
Luis Mendoza P

Indians lineup:
1. Vinny Rottino RF
2. Jason Kipnis 2B
3. Asdrubal Cabrera SS
4. Carlos Santana C
5. Michael Brantley CF
6. Travis Hafner DH
7. Casey Kotchman 1B
8. Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
9. Ezequiel Carrera LF
Justin Masterson P

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