Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist went 1 for 4 with his 13th homer in Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Indians. The round-tripper was Zobrist's third of the month, to go along with seven RBI. The veteran outfielder enjoyed a .343 August after joining the Royals at the trade deadline, and although he has cooled off to the tune of .264 in September, he has managed six multi-hit outings during the month.
Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist is not in the lineup Friday against the Tigers. Zobrist hasn't received an off day since Sept. 5, having been in the lineup 11 straight games, so he'll get some rest Friday. Omar Infante will get the start at the keystone and bat seventh in his stead.
It appears all but certain that light-hitting Omar Infante will be the odd man out of the Royals lineup when Alex Gordon returns from injury. As expected, Ned Yost has stated that Ben Zobrist will play mostly second base when Gordon is ready, per the Kansas City Star. Infante has not found his stride at the plate all season. The result is a .217 average, which if maintained would be the lowest of his career. The versatile Zobrist, who can play all over the field, will likely continue to give others occasional days off as the Royals cruise to the division title.
Royals second baseman Omar Infante isn't in the starting lineup on Sunday, after 108 starts there that season. Ben Zobrist starts at second in his place for the second straight game. Replacing Zobrist in left for the second striaght game is Paulo Orlando.
Royals newcomer Ben Zobrist is catching a break Saturday. He is out of the lineup with the White Sox in town. Zobrist has eight hits in 30 at-bats with three home runs and seven RBI since arriving via trade in Kansas City.
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