ALCS, Game 1: Blue Jays vs. Royals lineups

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Here are the Blue Jays and Royals lineups for Game 1 of the ALCS in Kansas City:

BLUE JAYS:
LF Ben Revere
3B Josh Donaldson
RF Jose Bautista
DH Edwin Encarnacion
1B Chris Colabello
SS Troy Tulowitzki
C Dioner Navarro
CF Kevin Pillar
2B Ryan Goins

SP Marco Estrada

Normally the Blue Jays use Justin Smoak at first base against right-handers, but Chris Colabello is getting the start there in Game 1 after a strong ALDS performance. Marco Estrada’s personal catcher Dioner Navarro is behind the plate instead of Russell Martin.

ROYALS:
SS Alcides Escobar
2B Ben Zobrist
CF Lorenzo Cain
1B Eric Hosmer
DH Kendrys Morales
3B Mike Moustakas
C Salvador Perez
LF Alex Gordon
RF Alex Rios

SP Edinson Volquez

Like last postseason, Royals manager Ned Yost has decided on a playoff lineup and is sticking with it every game.

Tyson Ross opts out of 2020 season

Tyson Ross opts out
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On Monday, Nationals pitcher Joe Ross became one of four players to opt out of the 2020 season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Joe’s brother Tyson Ross opted out of the 2020 season as well, per Jon Heyman.

Ross, 33, is currently a free agent. He racked up 35 1/3 disappointing innings for the Tigers last year, posting a 6.11 ERA with 25 strikeouts and 18 walks.

Mike Leake, Ryan Zimmerman, and Ian Desmond are the three other players to have opted out of the 2020 season thus far. None of these players are considered “high risk,” so they are forgoing their salaries and service time.