The Royals are generating enough power in the post-season to sustain a small city. Mike Moustakas broke a 3-3 tie in the fourth inning with a no-doubt solo home run to right field off of Orioles starter Bud Norris. It’s their eighth of the post-season, a staggering total considering this is only their sixth post-season game. They hit 95 in 162 regular season games. Moustakas also homered in Game 1, providing important insurance with his two-run blast in the 10th inning.
Following the theme of Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday night, Game 2 is another back-and-forth affair. The two clubs have scored in five of seven half-innings thus far.
Neither team’s starter — Norris for the Orioles, and Yordano Ventura for the Royals — has looked very effective, struggling to locate pitches consistently. Ventura has walked three in three innings while Norris has thrown 82 pitches in his four frames.