The Kansas City Royals did not score any runs last night against Corey Kluber, so that means Alcides Escobar must return to the No. 2 spot. Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star brings us the Royals starting lineup:
#Royals vs. CLE LHP Kazmir: Gordon 7, Escobar 6, Hosmer 3, Butler DH, Perez 2, Cain 8, Moustakas 5, Tejada 4, Lough 9 and Guthrie 1.— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) July 13, 2013
Dutton believes that Johnny Giavotella is banged up, so I'm just going to hope that he's correct. Miguel Tejada should probably be playing third base against lefties with Giavotella playing second to give Kansas City their best chance of winning.
The Cleveland Indians are giving Mark Reynolds the day off, playing Carlos Santana at first base and Yan Gomes at catcher. The Indians official Twiiter account brings us Cleveland's starting lineup:
#Tribe 9: CF Bourn, SS Cabrera, 2B Kipnis, RF Swisher, LF Brantley, 1B Santana, DH Giambi, 3B Chisenhall, C Gomes...LHP Kazmir— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 13, 2013
No FSKC for the game tonight, but it is also not blacked out on MLB.TV nationally. People in the Kansas City area, however, will need to listen on the radio or use not-quite legal methods to view the game.
Song of the Day: Tool - Forty Six & 2
I'm not really sure why this song fits so well this clip from Pan's Labyrinth, but it's kind of awesome, especially if you have seen the movie.