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Royals Hope To Keep Up Offense With Butler On Bench

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During the regular season, the Royals were accustomed to adjusting their lineup when they played in a National League city. There was no designated hitter during many of those games.

So that means Kansas City's DH deluxe, Billy Butler, will begin Friday's game on the bench when game three of the World Series gets underway in San Francisco. Teammate Alex Gordon tried to see the bright side of the situation.

"The good thing is he's a great pinch-hitter," Gordon said. "So he comes of the bench and can cause some damage." 

With Butler as pinch hitter, Royals managers can call him into play at any time, giving the batting lineup some power whenever it's most needed. Butler scored two key singles for two RBI in game two, leading to a 7—2 victory for the Royals.

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