The Royals open their season Monday against the White Sox in Chicago as James Shields faces Chris Sale at 3:10 p.m. CT. Below is the Royals' projected Opening Day lineup.
1. LF: Alex Gordon 2. SS: Alcides Escobar 3. DH: Billy Butler 4. 3B: Mike Moustakas 5. C: Salvador Perez 6. 1B: Eric Hosmer 7. CF: Lorenzo Cain 8. RF: Jeff Francoeur 9. 2B: Chris Getz SP: James Shields