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ALCS Game 1 GameThread: Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles

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The ALCS gets underway tonight with the Kansas City Royals in Oriole Park at Camden Yards where they take on the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1. James Shields vs Chris Tillman. Game Time: 8:00PM; TV: TBS.

Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Orioles host the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the ALCS. James Shields vs Chris Tillman in Game 1.

The Royals played their way into the ALDS with a Wild Card win over the Oakland A's, then took three straight from the LA Angels as the Orioles swept the Detroit Tigers.

Now the Orioles and Royals battle it out to see who represents the American League in the World Series.

Join your fellow Nats fans who can stomach watching the postseason continue in tonight's GameThread...

ALDS GAME 1 Lineups

KANSAS CITY ROYALS BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Alcides Escobar - SS Nick Markakis - RF
Norichika Aoki - RF Alejandro De Aza - LF
Lorenzo Cain - CF Adam Jones - CF
Eric Hosmer - 1B Nelson Cruz - DH
Billy Butler - DH Steve Pearce - 1B
Alex Gordon - LF J.J. Hardy - SS
Salvador Perez - C Ryan Flaherty - 3B
Omar Infante - 2B Nick Hundley - C
Mike Moustakas - 3B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
James Shields - RHP Chris Tillman - RHP

• Shields vs the Orioles:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Nick Markakis 82 71 21 5 0 2 8 11 10 .296 .390 .451 .841 0 0 0 0 3
Adam Jones 47 46 14 5 1 1 6 1 9 .304 .319 .522 .841 0 0 0 0 1
Alejandro De Aza 32 30 5 1 0 0 3 2 3 .167 .219 .200 .419 0 0 0 0 0
Nelson Cruz 27 26 6 1 0 1 3 0 8 .231 .259 .385 .644 0 0 0 1 0
J.J. Hardy 22 18 5 2 0 0 0 3 3 .278 .409 .389 .798 0 0 0 1 1
Kelly Johnson 16 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 .125 .125 .125 .250 0 0 0 0 0
Delmon Young 16 14 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 .214 .250 .286 .536 0 1 0 0 0
Ryan Flaherty 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Schoop 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 0 0
David Lough 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0
Nick Hundley 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jimmy Paredes 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 265 243 59 15 1 4 22 18 51 .243 .299 .362 .661 1 1 0 2 5
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Generated 10/10/2014.

• Tillman vs the Royals:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Billy Butler 15 14 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 .143 .200 .429 .629 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Gordon 13 13 3 0 0 2 3 0 3 .231 .231 .692 .923 0 0 0 0 0
Alcides Escobar 11 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .364 .455 .818 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Hosmer 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .222 .125 .347 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Moustakas 9 8 3 0 0 1 2 1 2 .375 .444 .750 1.194 0 0 0 0 0
Salvador Perez 7 6 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .167 .286 .667 .952 0 0 0 1 0
Josh Willingham 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 .000 .571 .000 .571 0 0 0 0 0
Lorenzo Cain 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 0 0 0 0 0
Jarrod Dyson 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 0 0
Nori Aoki 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750 0 0 0 0 1
Erik Kratz 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Omar Infante 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Total 91 82 18 4 0 5 10 8 11 .220 .297 .451 .748 0 0 0 1 1
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Generated 10/10/2014.

• Game Time: 8:00 PM EDT from OPACY.