ALCS, Game 2: Blue Jays vs. Royals lineups
With the Royals up 1-0 over the Blue Jays in the series, here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS in Kansas City. First pitch is scheduled for 4:07 p.m. ET this afternoon:
SP David Price
The big news for the Blue Jays is that Edwin Encarnacion is in the lineup after leaving Game 1 with a ligament strain in his left middle finger. According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca, he was cleared to play after undergoing an MRI this morning. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Encarnacion would be sitting if this was a regular season game, but he’ll try to tough it out in the playoffs. After Dioner Navarro caught Marco Estrada in Game 1, Russell Martin is back for Game 2.
SP Yordano Ventura
Royals manager Ned Yost continues to stick with his regular lineup. Perez was hit in the glove hand by Josh Donaldson’s backswing in Game 1 on Friday night, but he’s right back in there this afternoon.