James Shields will take the mound for Kansas City. Shields has picked up where he left off last season, sporting a 2.00 ERA with a 3.47 FIP after four starts. Danny Salazar will start the game for Cleveland. The 24-year-old has been erratic to start the year, striking out 17 batters over 14 innings but has issued 8 walks and surrendered 12 runs.
Salvador Perez is still in the Royals lineup, because he actually had offseason surgery that turned him into a cyborg. David Lesky of Pine Tar Press brings us the batting order:
#Royals lineup vs. Salazar: Aoki RF Infante 2B Hosmer 1B Butler DH Gordon LF Perez C Moustakas 3B Escobar SS Dyson CF Shields P— David Lesky (@DBLesky) April 22, 2014
Carlos Santana will start at 3B for Cleveland tonight. I personally have not seen Santana play the hot corner, so I'm excited to watch his, um, prowess out there. Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 brings us the Indians lineup.
#Indians lineup tonight: Bourn CF, Swisher 1B, Kipnis 2B, Santana 3B, Brantley LF, Cabrera SS, Murphy RF, Gomes C and Chisenhall DH— Nick Camino (@NickCaminoWTAM) April 22, 2014
Let's win one today. For America.