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ALCS Game 3 GameThread: Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals

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The Kansas City Royals took the first two games of the ALCS in Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Now the Baltimore Orioles try to get back in the series on the road in Kauffman Stadium. Wei-Yin Chen vs Jeremy Guthrie tonight at 8:00 PM EDT.

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Before tonight, the last ALCS game played in Kansas City took place on October 13, 1985 in Royals Stadium where the home team beat the visiting Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 in Game 5 of what ended up being a seven-game series. The Royals won that one and two more after it, rallying from a 3-1 deficit to take the American League Championship on the way to their lone World Series win.

The 2014 Royals are bringing ALCS baseball back to Kansas City tonight and they return from Baltimore after taking the first first two games of the best-of-seven series from the Orioles in OPACY.

Tonight it's Wei-Yin Chen for the O's vs the Royals' Jeremy Guthrie in Game 3. Can the Royals take a 3-0 lead? Can the Orioles get back in the series with a win?

It's on at 8:00 PM EDT from KC.

Here are the lineups for tonight's game...

ALCS Game 3 Lineups

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

• Guthrie vs the Orioles:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Alejandro De Aza 37 32 8 2 0 0 1 4 4 .250 .351 .313 .664 0 0 0 1 2
Nelson Cruz 29 24 6 1 0 0 6 3 3 .250 .310 .292 .602 0 2 0 0 1
Delmon Young 29 27 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 .148 .207 .185 .392 0 0 0 1 0
J.J. Hardy 14 14 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .214 .214 .214 .429 0 0 0 0 2
Adam Jones 13 12 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .083 .154 .083 .237 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Markakis 13 12 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .250 .308 .250 .558 0 0 0 0 0
Kelly Johnson 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .091 .000 .091 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Flaherty 9 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .333 .250 .583 0 0 0 0 0
David Lough 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 0 1
Nick Hundley 5 5 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Jimmy Paredes 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Schoop 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Bud Norris 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 173 156 33 5 0 0 13 12 17 .212 .273 .244 .517 1 2 0 2 6
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Generated 10/14/2014.

• Chen 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 19 18 8 2 1 2 4 1 3 .444 .474 1.000 1.474 0 0 1 0 0
Eric Hosmer 18 17 7 1 0 2 5 1 0 .412 .444 .824 1.268 0 0 0 0 0
Alcides Escobar 17 17 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 .294 .294 .353 .647 0 0 0 0 3
Alex Gordon 16 16 5 0 0 1 1 0 5 .313 .313 .500 .813 0 0 0 0 1
Salvador Perez 15 13 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .154 .200 .154 .354 0 1 0 0 0
Lorenzo Cain 12 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Nori Aoki 7 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571 0 0 0 0 0
Omar Infante 7 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .167 .167 .667 .833 1 0 0 0 0
Mike Moustakas 6 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Willingham 5 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 0 0
Jarrod Dyson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 123 118 37 5 1 6 15 3 13 .314 .328 .525 .853 1 1 1 0 4
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Generated 10/14/2014.

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