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Royals might need a rare pinch hit in Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City's Ned Yost.

Now with the World Series shifting to San Francisco for Game 3 on Friday night, when the pitcher will bat instead of the designated hitter in the NL park, Yost might need to make some extra moves.

Fortunately for the Royals, Billy Butler provides a potent bat to call upon - even if the slugger will get just one chance in the batter's box instead of his usual four.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Aoki.285
HR: A. Gordon19
RBI: A. Gordon74
SB: J. Dyson36
W: J. Shields14
ERA: Y. Ventura3.20
Saves: G. Holland46
K: J. Shields180
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Detroit 9072.556-
Y-Kansas City 8973.5491
Cleveland 8577.5255
Chi White Sox 7389.45117
Minnesota 7092.43220
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .263 (4)
Runs: 651 (14)
Hits: 1456 (5)
Home Runs: 95 (30)
Stolen Bases: 153 (1)
OBP: .314 (15)
SLG: .376 (19)
Total Bases: 2085 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.51 (12)
Runs Allowed: 624 (12)
Saves: 53 (4)
Strikeouts: 1168 (25)
OpBA: .250 (15)
OBP: .310 (14)
SLG: .377 (12)
Run Support: 4.04 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/1 J. Maxwell Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
9/29 A. Brooks Called Up from Minors
9/29 P. Ciriaco Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
9/29 J. Lamb Called Up from Minors
9/29 B. Wood Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/11 Y. Ventura Left game - right shoulder tightness (day-to-day)
10/2 K. Herrera forearm tightness (day-to-day)
9/7 C. Colon off 15-day DL
9/6 D. Duffy Left shoulder soreness (day-to-day)
8/28 M. Mariot Strained right hamstring (on 60-day DL)
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