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ALCS Game 2 GameThread: Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles

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The visiting Kansas City Royals took Game 1 of the ALCS from the Baltimore Orioles last night in OPACY and they're right back at it this afternoon in Game 2. Yordano Ventura vs Bud Norris at 4:00 PM EDT. Can the Royals take a 2-0 lead? Can the O's even it up?

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With three runs in the top of then tenth inning last night, the Kansas City Royals busted Game 1 of the ALCS open and took a 1-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series with the Baltimore Orioles.

After extra innings last night in rainy Baltimore, MD, the Royals and O's are back at it again this afternoon in OPACY in Game 2. Yordano Ventura takes the mound for the Royals against Orioles' right-hander Bud Norris.

Can the O's tie it up or will they fall behind 2-0 to the seemingly unstoppable Royals?

Game time: 4:00 PM EDT on TBS.

ALCS Game 2 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 Caleb Joseph - C
Mike Moustakas - 3B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Yordano Ventura - RHP Bud Norris - RHP

• Norris vs the Royals:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Omar Infante 14 13 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .231 .286 .231 .516 0 0 0 0 0
Nori Aoki 8 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Alcides Escobar 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .452 1 0 0 1 0
Billy Butler 6 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Gordon 6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Lorenzo Cain 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .400 .000 .400 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Hosmer 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Moustakas 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 0 0
Erik Kratz 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Wade Davis 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Guthrie 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 64 58 13 0 0 0 2 3 4 .224 .274 .224 .498 2 0 0 1 0
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Generated 10/11/2014.

• Ventura vs the Orioles:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Nelson Cruz 7 6 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 .167 .286 .667 .952 0 0 0 1 1
J.J. Hardy 7 6 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .714 .833 1.548 0 0 0 0 0
Adam Jones 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Nick Markakis 7 6 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .667 .714 .667 1.381 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Flaherty 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
David Lough 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Schoop 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Alejandro De Aza 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 44 41 11 1 0 1 2 2 12 .268 .318 .366 .684 0 0 0 1 2
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Generated 10/11/2014.

Game Time: 4:00 PM EDT