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Royals place CF Lorenzo Cain on DL with hamstring injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) Lorenzo Cain's hamstring injury led to a big lineup shift for the Kansas City Royals, with Kendrys Morales starting in right field for the first time since 2008 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Morales, the Royals' principal designated hitter, batted third and played right field Wednesday night. Jarrod Dyson started in center in place of Cain, placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

"When you lose Cain's bat, when you lose Morales' bat coming into a National League park, that's two big bats," manager Ned Yost said. "You can't do that. That made it a lot easier for me to put Mo in here."

AVG: E. Hosmer.311
HR: E. Hosmer12
RBI: E. Hosmer48
SB: J. Dyson12
W: E. Vólquez7
ERA: I. Kennedy3.96
Saves: W. Davis18
K: I. Kennedy85
AL Central
Cleveland 4730.610-
Kansas City 4136.5326
Detroit 4038.5137.5
Chi White Sox 3939.5008.5
Minnesota 2552.32522
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .277 (2)
Runs: 311 (23)
Hits: 725 (4)
Home Runs: 68 (27)
Stolen Bases: 47 (11)
OBP: .324 (18)
SLG: .414 (15)
Total Bases: 1083 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.16 (14)
Runs Allowed: 326 (8)
Saves: 19 (18)
Strikeouts: 615 (15)
OpBA: .250 (11)
OBP: .322 (15)
SLG: .418 (15)
Run Support: 4.19 (23)
Date Player Transactions
6/29 L. Cain Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained left hamstring)
6/29 B. Eibner Called Up from Minors
6/28 Y. Ventura Reinstated From League Suspension
6/25 B. Eibner Sent to Minors
6/25 A. Gordon Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Date Player Status
6/1 B. Eibner off 15-day DL
5/29 S. Pérez Bruised left thigh (day-to-day)
5/23 A. Gordon off 15-day DL
5/23 M. Moustakas Torn right ACL - out for season (on 60-day DL)
5/11 K. Medlen Right rotator cuff inflammation (on 15-day DL)
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