Royals’ World Series rotation: Shields, Ventura, Guthrie, Vargas

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Making official what was expected, manager Ned Yost announced the Royals’ rotation for the World Series.

Game 1: James Shields
Game 2: Yordano Ventura
Game 3: Jeremy Guthrie
Game 4: Jason Vargas

That’s the same alignment the Royals used in the ALCS, when they swept the Orioles in four games.

Royals starters have a 3.80 ERA this postseason, but Shields has allowed 10 runs in three starts compared to the other three pitchers allowing a combined nine runs in five starts.