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Astros, Royals stick with same starting lineups

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The starting lineups for today's game between the Astros and Royals at Kauffman Stadium have been revealed. There are no changes from Game 1, won by Houston, 5-2.

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Out to even ALDS, Royals need Cueto to deliver

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Here are three essential components for the Royals to bounce back and win Game 2 (Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1) of the American League Division Series against Game 2 starter Scott Kazmir and the Astros: 1. Johnny Cueto. 2. Johnny Cueto. 3. Johnny...

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Morales, Young shine, but can’t carry KC

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If you looked at the splendid performances of two Royals on Thursday night, you would have sworn that Kansas City had won the opener of this American League Division Series. Those two -- Chris Young and Kendrys Morales -- were terrific. But they didn't...

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Astros-Royals ALDS Game 1: Did You Know?

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The Astros were unfazed by a rain delay on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium, remaining unbeaten this postseason with a 5-2 win over the defending American League champion Royals in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. Here are some stats and facts you s...

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Grieving Young puts pain aside to help Royals

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It has been a difficult stretch for Royals right-hander Chris Young lately. Young's father passed away less than two weeks ago. A day after his father's death, Young went out and threw five no-hit innings, playing because he thought his father would wa...

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3 keys for Royals to even ALDS

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Being down one game in a Division Series is not an insurmountable deficit, or at least so said Royals manager Ned Yost. But the previous eight teams to win Game 1 of the American League Division Series have all gone on to win the series. So how do the ...

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Royals unable to hold down Astros in Game 1

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Right-hander Collin McHugh tossed six strong innings, and George Springer and Colby Rasmus each homered as the Astros stunned last year's American League pennant-winning Royals, 5-2, at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday night in Game 1 of the AL Division Se...

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Morales in Royals record books with 2-HR Game 1

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With two solo homers against Astros right-hander Collin McHugh in Thursday night's 5-2 loss in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales became the third player in franchise history to record a multihomer g...

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Ventura likely to start a potential Game 4

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Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was going to be an option for a potential Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Astros on Monday, and with a start shortened by rain in Thursday night's 5-2 Game 1 loss, it almost guarantees he'll...

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Zobrist’s wife sings anthem at ALDS Game 1

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Julianna Zobrist has performed the national anthem several times throughout her husband Ben's baseball career, which means two things: She's an extremely gifted singer whose presence is welcomed before big games, and, judging by the path Ben Zobrist's ...

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Astros strike early; Ventura exits after rain delay

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The Astros struck quickly in their first Division Series since 2005, jumping on right-hander Yordano Ventura and the Royals for two runs in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium and tacking on another run in the second.

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Cueto’s struggles with Royals put firmly in the past

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When the Royals acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds on July 26, they figured they were getting a surefire ace they could lean on down the stretch and into the postseason. But it didn't quite work out that way, as the right-hander uncharacteristically s...

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Cuthbert, pitching trio staying warm in Arizona

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The Royals sent four players from their expanded September roster to their spring complex in Surprise, Ariz., in order for them to keep playing games in case of a sudden need in the American League Division Series.

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