Alcides Escobar is back to batting second!
.... Because.... Ned Yost said so?
Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez both get off-days as the Royals look to sweep the two-game home set with the St. Louis Cardinals. Yordano Ventura returns from his suspension to make the start. He is riding a 13.2 scoreless inning streak.
Here's the lineup:
The Royals have won four of the last five games at The K against St. Louis. Let's keep it going tonight.