Royals shift Cain to tricky right field for Game 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been moved from center field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defense in one of AT&T Park’s trickiest positions.
Kansas City manager Ned Yost made the move Friday night with the best-of-seven matchup 1-all. Usual right fielder Nori Aoki is not in the starting lineup, while Jarrod Dyson is starting in center field and batting eighth.
Alex Gordon, who batted sixth in Games 1 and 2 this week at Kauffman Stadium, has moved up into the No. 2 hole as the Royals lose their designated hitter — Billy Butler — in the NL ballpark.
With the loss of the DH, San Francisco’s Michael Morse is out. The rest of the lineup the same behind starter Tim Hudson, making his World Series debut at age 39 and after 16 major league seasons.