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Royals Storm Back From 3-0 Deficit To Beat Jays 5-3, Take 2-0 ALCS Lead

Royals 2-0 lead


The Toronto Blue Jays dropped the first game of the ALCS on Friday, 5-0 to the Royals, so Saturday’s Game 2 was an important game to win.

The Jays sent David Price to the mound to face up against Royals Yordano Ventura. Price entered the game with a 1-1 postseason record, and a 7.20 ERA, allowing eight runs on 11 hits in 10 innings. Ventura entered 0-1 in the postseason, with a 7.72 ERA, allowing six runs on eight hits, and striking out ten, in seven innings of work.

The Blue Jays took an early 3-0 lead off Ventura, scoring one in the third and two in the sixth, highlighted by RBI hits from Ryan Goins, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki. The Royals starter lasted 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, with two walks and six strike outs.

Price on the other hand, kept the Royals offense off the board, pitching a one hitter through six innings.  But in the seventh, it all came crashing down around Price. In the dreadful inning, Price gave up four runs giving the lead away, then after a pitching change, the Royals scored again to take a 5-3 lead.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Royals added a run to their lead when Mike Moustakas singled home Eric Hosmer.

The Royals sent Wade Davis to the mound in the ninth to shut down the explosive, and after giving up a lead off single and then a walk, he retired the next three batters to send the Royals to a 2-0 NLCS lead.

Both teams travel to Toronto for Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Tuesday, and if a Game 5 is necessary, it will be on Thursday.

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