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Game Thread 48: Royals at Cardinals

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Ryan Goins #2 hitter.

Kansas City Royals v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

In another attempt to avoid falling in another series, the Royals will send the struggling Jason Hammel to the mound. He’ll face young Cardinals right-hander Luke Weaver.

Perhaps the ugliest thing to happen in this contest already occurred before it even started. Ryan Goins is batting behind Jon Jay as the Royals #2 hitter. Bad lineup in the AL, even worse in the NL.

Royals Lineup

Jon Jay RF

Ryan Goins 2B

Mike Moustakas 3B

Salvador Perez C

Whit Merrifield 1B

Alex Gordon CF

Alcides Escobar SS

Jason Hammel RHP