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ALCS Game 6 Preview: Back To KC; Jays At Royals



Neither the Kansas City Royals or Toronto Blue Jays have won a World Series Championship in decades, now with the American League Championship Series at 3-2 in favor of the Royals, it’s back to Kauffman Stadium on Friday night at 8:00pm for Game 6.

This Game 6 will be one for the ages as the Royals can win their trip to the World Series for the second consecutive season in front of their home crowd or it could be the Blue Jays who fight for another chance at their first World Series since 1993 by forcing a Game 7.

The Starters:

The Jays were pleased with the performance by Marco Estrada in Game 5 on Wednesday and now will look to one of their most solid regular season pitchers in David Price. The only concern is that in Price’s young decorated career he is 0-7 in seven career postseason starts. His last outing was quite promising in Game 2 of this series as he sailed through six innings but the Royals scored five runs in the seventh to ruin his outing. The Royals have hit .282 against the lefty this season, so for Toronto to have a solid chance he will need to build on the strong momentum he had early on in Game 2.

The Kansas City Royals will counter with right-hander Yordano Ventura who also took the start in Game 2, going five and one third innings allowing three runs by the Jays. Ventura is quite solid at home in Kauffman Stadium and his postseason record is as well, as he is 6-1 in the postseason with Kansas City. Ventura has been able to hold Toronto to a .222 average.

Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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