Lineups: Ian Kinsler, Mike Napoli get day off

ARLINGTON, Texas – Lefty Bruce Chen is on the mound for the Royals, but manager Ron Washington still opted to keep a couple of his big right-handed bats out of the lineup. Ian Kinsler and Mike Napoli are getting the day off.

“They need it,” Washington said, referring to a day of rest. “We’ve still got some big right-handed bats in the lineup, so we’re fine.”

Napoli has gotten occasional rest throughout the season. This will be Kinsler’s first day off this year.

“We have the luxury of being able to do it,” Kinsler said. “Our team is very deep, so we’re able to provide players a day off and a little rest. Hopefully that will pay off in the lone run. I’d like to be out there, but it’s a decision Wash made.”

The lineups for Monday’s games:


CF Jarrod Dyson

1B Eric Hosmer

DH Billy Butler

LF Alex Gordon

RF Jeff Francoeur

3B Mike Moustakas

C Brayan Pena

2B Chris Getz

SS Alcides Escobar

Chen is pitching.


SS Elvis Andrus

1B Michael Young

LF Josh Hamilton

3B Adrian Beltre

RF Nelson Cruz

C Yorvit Torrealba

DH Brandon Snyder

2B Alberto Gonzalez

CF Craig Gentry

RHP Scott Feldman is making a spot start.