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Royals vs. Indians: Sandy Alomar's debut as manager is an 8-5 Cleveland win

Sandy Alomar made his managerial debut as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 8-5 on Friday.

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Lineups set for Cleveland's last game against KC

The Indians will look to win their first series with Sandy Alomar at the helm on Sunday when they face the Kansas City Royals for the final time in 2012. The lineups have dropped, and they are as follows:


  1. Jarrod Dyson (L) DH
  2. Irving Falu (S) SS
  3. Alex Gordon (L) LF
  4. Billy Butler (R) 1B
  5. Salvador Perez (R) C
  6. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
  7. Jeff Francoeur (R) RF
  8. David Lough (L) CF
  9. Tony Abreu (S) 2B


  1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) RF
  2. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
  3. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
  4. Lonnie Chisenhall (L) DH
  5. Jack Hannahan (L) 3B
  6. Brent Lillibridge (R) CF
  7. Casey Kotchman (L) 1B
  8. Lou Marson (R) C
  9. Jason Donald (R) LF

  10. Luke Hochevar will be making the start for the Royals. The former No. 1 overall selection has an 8-15 record with a 5.43 ERA. He'll be opposed by Zach McAllister of the Indians. The rookie has put together a 5-8 record to go along with a 4.25 ERA.
    First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET from Progressive Field in Cleveland.

Indians and Royals meet for final time in 2012

The Indians and Royals will meet for the final time in 2012 on Sunday afternoon after splitting the first two games of the season's penultimate series. Cleveland has a three-game set at home against the White Sox remaining after this one.

Luke Hochevar will get the start for the Royals, he's gone 8-15 with a 5.43 ERA in 2012. The former No. 1 overall selection has peripherals that would probably suggest slightly better results than he's seen this year, and he's been striking out batters at a career-high rate of 6.82 per nine innings on the season. He was hit hard in his last start though, giving up a season-high 12 hits against the Tigers.

Zach McAllister will be opposing Hochevar on Sunday. The Indians rookie has compiled a 5-8 record with a 4.25 ERA in 2012. McAllister has been striking out loads of batters, but he's a very flyball-oriented pitcher who is prone to giving up home runs. This will be McAllister's final start in 2012.

The game will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET Sunday at Progressive Field. Radio coverage can be found on WTAM 1100, while television coverage is available on STO.

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