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Royals manager Yost moves Cain from center field to right for Game 3 defense in tricky spot

  • Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain celebrates after  Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain celebrates after Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Francisco Giants' Michael Morse breaks his bat on a foul ball during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    San Francisco Giants' Michael Morse breaks his bat on a foul ball during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2), Jarrod Dyson, Omar Infante and Lorenzo Cain (6) celebrate after Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2), Jarrod Dyson, Omar Infante and Lorenzo Cain (6) celebrate after Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been moved from center field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defense in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions.

Kansas City manager Ned Yost made the move Friday night with the best-of-seven matchup 1-all. Usual right fielder Nori Aoki is not in the starting lineup, while Jarrod Dyson is starting in center field and batting eighth.

Alex Gordon, who batted sixth in Games 1 and 2 this week at Kauffman Stadium, has moved up into the No. 2 hole as the Royals lose their designated hitter — Billy Butler — in the NL ballpark.

With the loss of the DH, San Francisco's Michael Morse is out. The rest of the lineup the same behind starter Tim Hudson, making his World Series debut at age 39 and after 16 major league seasons.