A's lineup: Cespedes dropped to sixth

A's lineup: Cespedes dropped to sixth
July 5, 2013, 2:15 pm
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Yoenis Cespedes will bat sixth against the Royals on Friday night, just the second time he will bat sixth in his career. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Programming note: A’s-Royals coverage gets underway today at 4:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live

Over his last ten games, Yoenis Cespedes is hitting just .150 (6-for-40) with zero home runs and two RBI, and is hitting just .221 this season. He's hit sixth in the lineup just once in his career.

Oakland A's  (50-36, 22-22 Road)
1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
2. Seth Smith (L) DH
3. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
4. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
5. Brandon Moss (L) 1B
6. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
7. John Jaso (L) C
8. Josh Reddick (L) RF
9. Eric Sogard (L) 2B
LHP -- Tommy Milone (7-7, 4.17 ERA)

Kansas City Royals (40-42, 21-20 Home)
1. David Lough (L) LF
2. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
3. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
4. Billy Butler (R) DH
5. Salvador Perez (R) C
6. Lorenzo Cain (R) RF
7. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
8. Johnny Giavotella (R) 2B
9. Jarrod Dyson (L) CF
RHP -- Wade Davis (4-6, 5.55 ERA)


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