Royals sit slumping Francoeur for M's finale

Royals sit slumping Francoeur for M's finale

Royals sit slumping Francoeur for M's finale
SEATTLE -- Slumping right fielder Jeff Francoeur was out of the Royals' starting lineup against the Mariners on Sunday.

"He's struggling," manager Ned Yost said. "We may give him more than a day. We're going to try to find a way to get him back being productive."

Francoeur is just 2-for-22 (.091) in the first six games of this seven-game trip. Over a longer period, since June 20, he's just 22-for-130 (.169) with four home runs and 11 RBIs in 33 games. His average has dropped from .274 to .238.

"He looks lost right now," Yost said.

So the Royals lined up with Lorenzo Cain in right, Jarrod Dyson in center and Alex Gordon in left for the series finale against the Mariners. Gordon is the only Royal to have played in all 101 games this season. He started all but one.