Orioles and Royals lineups for Game 3 (Gonzalez and Vargas in Game 4)

KANSAS CITY - Nick Hundley is behind the plate for the Orioles tonight in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.

hundley-throwing-orange-sidebar.jpgEverything else is predictable, including Alejandro De Aza starting in left field and batting second with Ryan Flaherty starting at third base.

The Royals aren’t going to tweak a lineup that’s produced two wins in the ALCS.

Mike Moustakas continues to bat ninth despite hitting four home runs in the postseason. He totaled two over the last two months of the regular season.

No sense slowing his roll by moving him up the order.

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Alejandro De Aza LF
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz DH
Steve Pearce 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Nick Hundley C
Jonathan Schoop 2B

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

For the Royals
Alcides Escobar SS
Nori Aoki RF
Lorenzo Cain CF
Eric Hosmer 1B
Billy Butler DH
Alex Gordon LF
Salvador Perez C
Omar Infante 2B
Mike Moustakas 3B

Jeremy Guthrie RHP

Note: As expected, left-hander Jason Vargas will start Game 4 for the Royals.

Also, Miguel Gonzalez will be brought into the interview room later today, which indicates that he’s starting Game 4 for the Orioles.

Gonzalez hasn’t started since the final regular season game on Sept. 28 in Toronto. He threw a simulated game at Camden Yards and another bullpen session yesterday.

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