The Royals have lost five straight games as they enter a three-game series against the Rangers. The Royals' lineup should be familiar, as the teams played twice last week at Kansas City. The Royals, meanwhile, have to deal with Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz this weekend after missing them at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals lineup vs. RHP Colby Lewis: Alex Gordon, lf; Melky Cabrera, cf; Eric Hosmer, 1b; Jeff Francoeur, rf; Billy Butler, dh; Wilson Betemit, 3b; Matt Treanor, c; Chris Getz, 2b; Alcides Escobar, ss.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Nate Adcock: Ian Kinsler, 2b; Elvis Andrus, ss; Josh Hamilton, dh; Michael Young, 1b; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Nelson Cruz, lf; David Murphy, cf; Yorvit Torrealba, c; Mitch Moreland, rf.
-- Jeff Wilson