What: Blue Jays-Royals, Game 6
When: Friday, 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, M
Series: 3-2, Royals
The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals square off Friday night in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium.
The Toronto Blue Jays kept their World Series hopes alive on Wednesday, defeating the Kansas City Royals in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. Toronto is in a good position to force a Game 7, sending their ace to the mound at Kauffman Stadium on Friday. But David Price has a lot to prove when he takes the mound in Game 6.
The Toronto Blue Jays had too much pitching and too much hitting ins 7-1 victory versus Kansas City to narrow their ALCS deficit to 3-2. Starter Marco Estrada was dominant with a three hits allowed including a solo homer over 7.2 frames to pick up the victory. The Jays offense took care of business on eight hits and four bases on balls with Chris Colabello smacking a solo homer while Troy Tulowitzki went 2-4 with three RBI’s and a run followed by Josh Donaldson with a pair of runs. Left hander David Price makes his second start of the ALCS against Kansas City. Price dropped the first outing 6-3 with five runs plated on six hits while whiffing eight in 6.2 frames.
The Kansas City Royals had a golden opportunity to defeat the Blue Jays Wednesday and move on to their second straight World Series but that didn’t happen with no offense an no pitching. Starter Edinson Volquez was charged with five runs on three hits and four walks through five innings to absorb the loss. The Royals offense was stuck in the sand with just four hits and a walk with Salvador Perez launching his second long ball of the series in the 8th inning. Yordano Ventura toes the rubber in game six of the ALCS for his second start against the Blue Jays. Ventura did not get a decision in a 6-3 win where he allowed all three runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings.
The Blue Jays should win Game 6. They have the better starting pitcher, and Toronto easily has the best lineup in MLB. But it’s hard to overlook the way Price has performed in seven postseason starts, even crumbling in Game 2 when he looked to be unhittable through six innings. The Blue Jays can certainly get to Ventura, leaving the possibility for a lot of runs to be scored.