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ALDS Game 1 GameThread: Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels

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The Los Angeles Angels welcome the Kansas City Royals to Angel Stadium of Anaheim for the start of the ALDS. Jered Weaver vs Jason Vargas tonight in Anaheim. Who's watching the ALDS?

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The Kansas City Royals and LA Angels split the six games they played in the regular season. The Royals' 9-8 win over the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card Game earned them the right to take on the AL West Division winners in the ALDS. After the win at home in Kauffman Stadium, the Royals headed out to Angel Stadium of Anaheim where they start the five-game series tonight with lefty Jason Vargas on the mound against Angels' right-hander Jered Weaver.

Weaver, 31, was (8-3) in 14 starts in the second half of his ninth major league season with a 3.78 ERA, 4.12 FIP, 29 walks (2.97 BB/9), 73 Ks (7.47 K/9) and a .251/.314/.405 line against in 88 IP.

Vargas, 31, was (4-8) in 15 starts in the second half with the Royals, putting up a 4.23 ERA, a 3.33 FIP, 12 walks (1.74 BB/9) and 46 Ks (6.68 K/9) in 62 IP in which opposing hitters put up a combined .280/.315/.414.

The Angels were 52-29 at home this season. They start the ALDS in Anaheim at 9:00 PM EDT.

Here are the lineups for tonight's game:

• Weaver 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 30 29 6 1 0 1 4 1 6 .207 .233 .345 .578 0 0 0 0 1
Alex Gordon 26 20 4 0 0 1 3 5 9 .200 .360 .350 .710 1 0 1 0 0
Josh Willingham 18 14 3 0 0 2 3 2 5 .214 .389 .643 1.032 0 0 0 2 0
Alcides Escobar 8 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Lorenzo Cain 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 2 0
Mike Moustakas 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Hosmer 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 0 0
Nori Aoki 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Omar Infante 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Salvador Perez 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 107 93 17 2 0 4 10 9 28 .183 .283 .333 .616 1 0 1 4 1
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• Vargas vs the Angels:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Howie Kendrick 44 41 11 1 2 0 2 2 9 .268 .318 .390 .708 0 0 0 1 1
Erick Aybar 42 41 11 2 0 0 0 1 3 .268 .286 .317 .603 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Hamilton 29 27 6 1 0 3 5 2 5 .222 .276 .593 .868 0 0 0 0 2
Albert Pujols 22 21 6 2 1 1 4 0 3 .286 .273 .619 .892 0 1 0 0 2
Gordon Beckham 17 15 6 1 0 1 3 2 1 .400 .471 .667 1.137 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Trout 17 15 6 1 0 1 1 2 0 .400 .471 .667 1.137 0 0 0 0 0
David Freese 8 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .625 1.125 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Iannetta 8 8 3 1 0 0 4 0 2 .375 .375 .500 .875 0 0 0 0 0
Collin Cowgill 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 0 0
C.J. Cron 5 3 2 0 0 2 3 2 0 .667 .800 2.667 3.467 0 0 0 0 0
Kole Calhoun 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 200 187 56 10 3 8 22 11 28 .299 .340 .513 .853 0 1 0 1 5
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Generated 10/2/2014.