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Eric Hosmer dropped in batting order as Royals finish series with Houston

  • The Kansas City Star
  • Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.

In order to avoid a sweep, the Royals on Wednesday must beat the worst team in the American League. The game begins at 1:10 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Here are the lineups as LHP Danny Duffy (2-4, 2.59 ERA) faces RHP Jared Cosart (3-4, 4.39 ERA):

ASTROS (21-32)

1. Jose Altuve, 2B.

2. George Springer, RF.

3. Dexter Fowler, CF.

4. Matt Dominguez, 3B.

5. Chris Carter, DH.

6. Jesus Guzman, 1B.

7. Robbie Grossman, 1B.

8. Carlos Corporan, C.

9. Jonathan Villar, SS.

ROYALS (24-27)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Omar Infante, 2B.

3. Alex Gordon, LF.

4. Billy Butler, DH.

5. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

6. Alcides Escobar, SS.

7. Pedro Ciriaco, 3B.

8. Brett Hayes, C.

9. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

To reach Andy McCullough, call 816-234-4370 or send email to rmccullough@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @McCulloughStar.

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