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3/28/2013 4:45 P.M. ET

Royals' projected Opening Day lineup

The Royals open their season Monday against the White Sox in Chicago as James Shields faces Chris Sale at 3:10 p.m. CT. Below is the Royals' projected Opening Day lineup.

1. LF: Alex Gordon
2. SS: Alcides Escobar
3. DH: Billy Butler
4. 3B: Mike Moustakas
5. C: Salvador Perez
6. 1B: Eric Hosmer
7. CF: Lorenzo Cain
8. RF: Jeff Francoeur
9. 2B: Chris Getz
SP: James Shields

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