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World Series, Game 4: Royals vs. Mets lineups


Here are the Royals and Mets lineups for Game 4 of the World Series at Citi Field in New York. First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET. Kansas City holds a 2-1 lead in the series:

SS Alcides Escobar
2B Ben Zobrist
CF Lorenzo Cain
1B Eric Hosmer
3B Mike Moustakas
C Salvador Perez
LF Alex Gordon
RF Alex Rios
SP Chris Young

Royals manager Ned Yost has been consistent with his lineups this posseason and he isn’t making any changes from the team’s Game 3 loss on Friday night. Kendrys Morales is again on the bench with the designated hitter unavailable under National League rules.

RF Curtis Granderson
3B David Wright
2B Daniel Murphy
CF Yoenis Cespedes
1B Lucas Duda
C Travis d’Arnaud
LF Michael Conforto
SS Wilmer Flores
SP Steven Matz

After the Mets’ bats came alive with nine runs on 12 hits in Game 3, manager Terry Collins is sticking with the same lineup. Juan Lagares had enjoyed a nice postseason, but he hasn’t hit righties well in his career, so Conforto will get another start in left field. Still, Lagares figures to be in the game for defense again in the late innings.

Angels’ Pujols passes Mays for 5th on homer list with No. 661

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.

The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin‘s fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field.

Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado.

It is only Pujols’ second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).

Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year.

Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).