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

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

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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:


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


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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