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Royals to give Ventura start in Game 1 of ALDS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals will start hard-throwing youngster Yordano Ventura in Game 1 of the AL Division Series, regardless of whether Kansas City plays the Yankees or Astros on Thursday night.

Royals manager Ned Yost announced his starter before Tuesday's workout at Kauffman Stadium. Johnny Cueto will pitch the second game and Edinson Volquez will start Game 3, with the rest of the rotation to be announced only if Games 4 and 5 are necessary.

"For us, the last two weeks, three weeks, all three of those guys have been throwing the ball good," Yost said. "Ventura has been excellent in his last six, seven starts. And we wanted to keep everybody on five days' rest. We thought that would work out best for us."

AVG: L. Cain.307
HR: K. Morales22
RBI: K. Morales106
SB: L. Cain28
W: Y. Ventura13
ERA: J. Cueto2.62
Saves: G. Holland32
K: Y. Ventura156
AL Central
X-Kansas City 9567.586-
Minnesota 8379.51212
Cleveland 8180.50313.5
Chi White Sox 7686.46919
Detroit 7487.46020.5
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .269 (2)
Runs: 724 (7)
Hits: 1497 (2)
Home Runs: 139 (24)
Stolen Bases: 104 (5)
OBP: .322 (11)
SLG: .412 (11)
Total Bases: 2298 (9)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.73 (10)
Runs Allowed: 641 (10)
Saves: 56 (3)
Strikeouts: 1160 (22)
OpBA: .249 (12)
OBP: .314 (13)
SLG: .396 (11)
Run Support: 4.49 (7)
Date Player Transactions
10/5 L. Adams Called Up from Minors
10/5 J. Bonifacio Called Up from Minors
10/5 O. Calixte Called Up from Minors
10/5 C. Coleman Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
10/5 R. Fuentes Called Up from Minors
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Date Player Status
10/1 A. Rios Back (day-to-day)
9/30 L. Cain Right knee contusion (day-to-day)
9/24 G. Holland Torn UCL, right elbow (day-to-day)
9/23 S. Perez Left game - bruised left knee (day-to-day)
9/12 W. Davis Shoulder (day-to-day)
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