ALCS, Game 4: Royals vs. Blue Jays lineups

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Here are the Royals and Blue Jays lineups for Game 4 of the ALCS in Toronto:

SS Alcides Escobar
2B Ben Zobrist
CF Lorenzo Cain
1B Eric Hosmer
DH Kendrys Morales
3B Mike Moustakas
C Salvador Perez
LF Alex Gordon
RF Alex Rios

SP Chris Young

Business as usual for the Royals and manager Ned Yost, who take a no-changes approach to postseason lineups and batting orders. Chris Young will be making his second career playoff start and first since 2006 with the Padres.

LF Ben Revere
3B Josh Donaldson
RF Jose Bautista
DH Edwin Encarnacion
1B Chris Colabello
SS Troy Tulowitzki
C Russell Martin
CF Kevin Pillar
2B Ryan Goins

SP R.A. Dickey

After making some changes early in the playoffs Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has followed in Yost’s footsteps by setting a lineup and mostly stick with it regardless of matchups. That means Chris Colabello at first base against a right-hander while Justin Smoak sits and Russell Martin behind the plate whenever Marco Estrada isn’t pitching.

Luis Urías to miss six to eight weeks with fractured hamate bone

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Robert Murray reports that Brewers infielder Luis Urías underwent surgery to repair a fractured left hamate bone, suffered during a game in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. The club expects him to miss six to eight weeks, which likely means he will not start the regular season on time.

The Brewers acquired Urías from the Padres along with pitcher Eric Lauer in late November in exchange for pitcher Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham.

Last season with the Padres, Urías hit .223/.329/.326 across 249 plate appearances. While his offense isn’t anything to write home about, he does play above-average defense with the ability to play several positions.

Urías was slated to be the regular shortstop, so his late start likely means Orlando Arcia will get another chance to prove himself. Arcia has failed to live up to expectations across four seasons in the big leagues thus far.