Royals take 2-0 lead in the third inning of ALCS Game 1

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Update (9:32 PM EDT): Salvador Perez tacked on in the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run off of Estrada. It’s his third home run this post-season.


The Royals used a pair of doubles to break a scoreless tie against Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada in the third inning of ALCS game 1. Alex Gordon led off the inning with a line drive double to right field. After Alex Rios struck out, Alcides Escobar brought Gordon home with a double of his own to right field. Cain brought Escobar in with a two-out single to right field to make it 2-0.

Cain has a 10-game playoff hitting streak. He was last held hitless in Game 3 of last year’s World Series against the Giants. Escobar, who is 2-for-2 thus far on Friday night, is on a five-game playoff hitting streak.

Royals starter Edinson Volquez has held the Blue Jays hitless with two walks and a strikeout over three innings. He is looking to complete the sixth inning of a post-season game for the first time in his career.