Mar 31, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) during the singing of God Bless America in seventh inning stretch of an opening day baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Detroit won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Opening Week: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers starting lineups


After a heart breaking loss suffered on Monday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals will march back onto the Comerica Ballpark field today hoping to seek revenge.

Opposing them will be the Detroit Tigers who after a somewhat okay performance from ace Justin Verlander, were just happy to come away victorious.

Both teams should find themselves in a battle for the American League Central crown this season and if the first game is any evidence as to how their matchups will go all season, we should be in for a treat.

Here are Wednesday’s starting lineups.

Kansas City Royals:

1. Nori Aoki (L) RF
2. Omar Infante (R) 2B
3. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
4. Billy Butler (R) DH
5. Alex Gordon (L) LF
6. Salvador Perez (R) C
7. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
8. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF
9. Alcides Escobar (R) SS

Detroit Tigers:

1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Tyler Collins (L) LF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. Torii Hunter (R) RF
6. Austin Jackson (R) CF
7. Alex Avila (L) C
8. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
9. Alex Gonzalez (R) SS

On the mound will be Jason Vargas for the Royals, opposed by Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers.

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