Royals vs. Indians lineups: Sandy Alomar's first card has red-hot Canzler batting 5th

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Sandy Alomar makes his managerial debut against the Kansas City Royals on Friday. His first lineup has been posted.

Sandy Alomar will make his managerial debut on Friday for the Cleveland Indians as they host the Kansas City Royals in the opener a meaningless three-game series at Progressive Field.

Outfielder Russ Canzler, who is in the midst of an 8-for-16 stretch, will bat fifth for the Indians. They'll go up against Will Smith (6-8, 4.88 ERA), who has allowed four runs and 12 hits in 13 innings against Cleveland this season, across two starts. He is 2-0 in those games.

Here are the full lineups:

Royals

1. Jason Bourgeois CF
2. Tony Abreu SS
3. Alex Gordon LF
4. Billy Butler 1B
5. Salvador Perez C
6. Jeff Francoeur RF
7. Mike Moustakas 3B
8. Adam Moore DH
9. Johnny Giavotella 2B

Indians

1. Shin-Soo Choo RF
2. Cord Phelps DH
3. Jason Kipnis 2B
4. Carlos Santana C
5. Russ Canzler LF
6. Casey Kotchman 1B
7. Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
8. Brent Lillibridge SS
9. Ezequiel Carrera CF

David Huff (2-0, 2.25 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

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