Lineups: Costa's back

Shane Costa didn’t even have time to leave Kansas City.

Costa, who was optioned to Omaha prior to last night’s game, has been recalled from Omaha less than 24 hours later. He said he got the call from Sr. Director of Team Travel Jeff Davenport while eating lunch today and before taking off to meet the O-Royals in Nashville. Costa is rejoining the 25-man roster after the Royals put Mark Grudzielanek on the 15-day D.L. (retro to June 13) with a torn meniscus in his left knee – the same knee he injured in the Spring. He’s undergoing surgery Thursday and a timetable for his return has not been set.

In related news: Brandon Duckworth will join Grud on the 15-day D.L. with a torn left oblique, an injury he suffered after tossing just two pitches of relief last night. Lefty Neal Musser was recalled from Omaha to take Duck’s spot on the roster.

While shuffling into the clubhouse tonight, all the players signed a home plate that will be auctioned off alongside home plates from every team in the league. All the proceeds from the online auction of the MLB home plates will benefit prostate cancer research and awareness.

Here are your lineups for tonight’s rubber match…

For the Royals:
DeJesus – CF
German – 2B
Teahen – RF
Brown – DH
Gordon – 3B
Shealy – 1B
LaRue – C
Pena – SS 
Gathright – LF
Elarton – P

For the Cardinals:
Kennedy – 2B
Taguchi – LF
Pujols – 1B
Edmonds – CF
Rolen – 3B
Encarnacion – RF
Duncan – DH
Stinnett – C
Miles – SS
Wells – P

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