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ALCS Game 4 GameThread: Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals

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The Kansas City Royals are one win away from returning to the World Series for the first time since 1985. Can the Baltimore Orioles live to play another day? Miguel Gonzalez vs Jason Vargas in Kauffman Stadium today at 4:00.

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The Kansas City Royals take a 3-0 lead into Game 4 of the ALCS with a chance to sweep the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon in Kauffman Stadium.

Can the Royals earn a rest before they take on the NL Champs?

Can the Orioles stay alive in the postseason?

Miguel Gonzalez vs Jason Vargas?

The Royals and O's are back at it again this afternoon at 4:00 PM EDT in Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium.

Here are the lineups...

ALCS Game 4 Lineups

BALTIMORE ORIOLES KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Nick Markakis - RF Alcides Escobar - SS
Steve Pearce - 1B Norichika Aoki - RF
Adam Jones - CF Lorenzo Cain - CF
Nelson Cruz - LF Eric Hosmer - 1B
Delmon Young - DH Billy Butler - DH
J.J. Hardy - SS Alex Gordon - LF
Caleb Joseph - C Salvador Perez - C
Ryan Flaherty - 3B Omar Infante - 2B
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Mike Moustakas - 3B
Miguel Gonzalez - RHP Jason Vargas - LHP

• Vargas 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 39 30 10 2 0 4 8 7 7 .333 .462 .800 1.262 0 1 1 1 2
Adam Jones 27 27 5 2 0 0 1 0 4 .185 .185 .259 .444 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Markakis 27 25 5 1 0 1 2 2 6 .200 .259 .360 .619 0 0 0 0 1
Delmon Young 19 18 7 0 0 0 1 1 5 .389 .421 .389 .810 0 0 0 0 0
J.J. Hardy 17 16 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .294 .313 .607 0 0 0 0 1
Kelly Johnson 11 10 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .200 .273 .200 .473 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Hundley 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Steve Pearce 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .533 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Flaherty 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Alejandro De Aza 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Jimmy Paredes 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 162 146 37 6 0 5 14 14 27 .253 .321 .397 .718 0 1 1 1 4
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Generated 10/15/2014.

• Gonzalez vs the Royals:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Alex Gordon 10 8 1 0 1 0 2 1 4 .125 .200 .375 .575 0 1 0 0 1
Billy Butler 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .222 .250 .472 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Hosmer 9 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .111 .111 .111 .222 0 0 0 0 0
Salvador Perez 9 9 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 .444 .444 .778 1.222 0 0 0 0 1
Alcides Escobar 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .250 .143 .393 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Moustakas 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 1 1
Jarrod Dyson 7 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833 .833 .833 1.667 1 0 0 0 0
Omar Infante 7 6 1 1 0 0 4 0 1 .167 .143 .333 .476 0 1 0 0 0
Nori Aoki 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Total 70 63 15 2 1 1 9 3 10 .238 .275 .349 .625 1 2 0 1 3
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Generated 10/15/2014.

• Game Time: 4:00 PM EDT.