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Astros, Royals set for Game 5 of ALDS
The top-seeded Royals will try to carry over momentum from a late-inning comeback in Game 4 in their series finale against the Astros on Tuesday in Kansas City.
The Royals will ask Johnny Cueto to fulfill the role of shutdown ace in a deciding game they envisioned after they traded away three top prospects for him before this year's non-waiver trade deadline. The former Reds pitcher is 0-2 with a 5.52 ERA in four career playoff starts, though, and didn't exactly carry Kansas City into the postseason after the deal with Cincinnati was made.
The Astros will try to rebound from a late collapse in Game 4 fueled by a pivotal error from shortstop Carlos Correa. The rookie mishandled a deflected grounder that led to five Royals runs in their 9-6 win.
Houston Astros lineup
1. Jose Altuve (2B)
2. George Springer (RF)
3. Carlos Correa (SS)
4. Colby Rasmus (LF)
5. Carlos Gomez (RF)
6. Evan Gattis (DH)
7. Luis Valbuena (3B)
8. Chris Carter (1B)
9. Jason Castro (C)
Kansas City Royals lineup
1. Alcides Escobar (SS)
2. Ben Zobrist (2B)
3. Lorenzo Cain (CF)
4. Eric Hosmer (1B)
5. Kendrys Morales (DH)
6. Mike Moustakas (3B)
7. Salvador Perez (C)
8. Alex Gordon (LF)
9. Alex Rios (RF)
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