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Rays Vs. Royals Lineup: Hideki Matsui Returns To DH

The Tampa Bay Rays traveled from Philadelphia to Kansas City on Monday to start a three-game set against the Royals. Hideki Matsui finds his way back in the lineup with interleauge play ended. Tampa Bay was without a designated hitter while playing in National League ballparks.

Alex Cobb is on the mound for the Rays. Luke Hochevar gets the start for the Royals.

1. Desmond Jennings LF
2. Carlos Pena 1B
3. B.J. Upton CF
4. Hideki Matsui DH
5. Ben Zobrist RF
6. Brooks Conrad 3B
7. Sean Rodriguez 2B
8. Jose Molina C
9. Elliot Johnson ss

Kansas City will have Billy Butler back in the designed hitter spot with the closing of interleague play. The Royals' lineup looks like this:

1. Alex Gordon LF
2. Yuniesky Betancourt 2B
3. Mike Moustakas 3B
4. Billy Butler DH
5. Jeff Francoeur RF
6. Eric Hosmer 1B
7. Salvador Perez C
8. Jarrod Dyson CF
9. Alcides Escobar SS

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