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Guess what? No changes for the Royals.

Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

The Royals and Blue Jays rapped out 26 hits and 19 runs yesterday, validating the Rogers Centre as a friendly offensive environment. The two lineups will each try to keep the bats going this afternoon, although against pitchers with much slower velocity.

Here is Ned Yost's familiar lineup for Game Four against right-handed knuckleballer R.A. Dickey:

SS Alcides Escobar

2B Ben Zobrist

CF Lorenzo Cain

1B Eric Hosmer

DH Kendrys Morales

3B Mike Moustakas

C Salvador Perez

LF Alex Gordon

RF Alex Rios

Ben Zobrist has faced Dickey the most, but has struggled, hitting .154/.267/.308 with a home run and six walks in 45 plate appearances in his career. Kendrys Morales is hitting .250/.348/.400 with a home run in 23 plate appearances. Alex Rios is hitting .208/.269/.542 with two home runs in 26 plate appearances. Alcides Escobar is 6-for-18 (.333) against Dickey with a triple. Lorenzo Cain is 2-for-9 with a double and four strikeouts. Eric Hosmer is 3-for-9 with a double. Salvador Perez is 3-for-12 with a double and a home run. Alex Gordon is 3-for-11 with a double. Mike Moustakas is hitless in seven tries.

LF Ben Revere

3B Josh Donaldson

RF Jose Bautista

DH Edwin Encarnacion

1B Chris Colabello

SS Troy Tulowitzki

C Russell Martin

CF Kevin Pillar

2B Ryan Goins

Chris Young has fared well in his small sample of matchups against Jays hitters. Josh Donaldson is just 1-for-16 with three strikeouts in his career. Jose Bautista is 3-for-16 with a double and five strikeouts. Troy Tulowitzki is 2-for-11 with four walks and six strikeouts. Russell Martin has faced Young the most, hitting .300/.417/.367 in 36 plate appearances. Edwin Encarnacion is 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk. Chris Colabello is 1-for-3. Kevin Pillar is 1-for-2 with a walk.

First pitch is at 3:07 CT on Fox Sports 1.