World Series Game 5: Ned Yost Shuffles Lineup To Face Madison Bumgarner

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Kansas City Royals‘ manager Ned Yost made a slight adjustment to his starting lineup as his team prepares to face Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of the World Series at AT&T Park.

The Kansas City Royals will try to take a 3-2 World Series lead on the road against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night. It will be no easy task, as Madison Bumgarner is the starting pitcher for the Giants. As a reminder, Bumgarner’s postseason ERA is 0.41.

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Royals’ manager Ned Yost has been forced to make a couple moves to shuffle things around in the National League Park. Having already made one decision to bolster his defense by starting Jarrod Dyson, Yost made another tweak in advance of Game 5.

Scott Miller of Bleacher Report passes along the information about the changes to the Royals’ batting order.

One of the biggest changes, of course, is the fact that designated hitter Billy Butler would normally occupy the 5th spot in the middle of the order. That would have been especially important for the Royals in a game like this one against a tough lefty like Bumgarner. As such, Yost will at least try to help his guys out by splitting up his lefties.

The Royals know they don’t need much offense to get the game to their bullpen and set themselves up for a win. They will try to do so against Bumgarner with a slightly different lineup on Sunday night.

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