|TORONTO BLUE JAYS||KANSAS CITY ROYALS|
|Ben Revere - LF||Alcides Escobar - SS|
|Josh Donaldson - 3B||Ben Zobrist - 2B|
|Jose Bautista - RF||Lorenzo Cain - CF|
|Edwin Encarnacion - DH||Eric Hosmer - 1B|
|Chris Colabello - 1B||Kendrys Morales - DH|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Mike Moustakas - 3B|
|Dioner Navarro - C||Salvador Perez - C|
|Kevin Pillar - CF||Alex Gordon - LF|
|Ryan Goins - 2B||Alex Rios - RF|
|Marco Estrada - RHP||Edinson Volquez - RHP|
Behind Marco Ace-strada will be the exact lineup we saw in game 3 of the ALDS with Dioner Navarro catching Estrada and batting seventh. Gibbons has decided to go with the hot hand, inserting Chris Colabello at first in place even against right-hander Edinson Volquez, much to the chagrin of Scott C., who had Justin Smoak penciled in his Probable Lineup in his game preview. The Royals are featuring their typical lineup so it's kind of boring.
Twitter user @BVHJays has an interesting take on the lineups (note the Blue Jays' lineup should have the catcher and shortstop switched).
And just handed to me, your Blue Jays lineup for Game 1. pic.twitter.com/8w6ZlzeoDt— BVH (@BVHJays) October 16, 2015
Got a copy of the Royals lineup card: pic.twitter.com/ODD2q3UKgO— BVH (@BVHJays) October 16, 2015
ALCS Game Times
You're not going to be happy with this but probably saw this coming: the Blue Jays will not be getting the prime time slot for any day where both league's championship series games are being played. Too bad, so sad, it's all about the money in the end.
|ALCS Game 1||Kansas City||Friday, October 16||8:07 pm ET|
|ALCS Game 2||Kansas City||Saturday, October 17||4:07 pm ET|
|ALCS Game 3||Toronto||Monday, October 19||8:07 pm ET|
|ALCS Game 4||Toronto||Tuesday, October 20||4:07 pm ET|
|ALCS Game 5*||Toronto||Wednesday, October 21||4:07 pm ET|
|ALCS Game 6*||Kansas City||Friday, October 23||8:07 pm ET|
|ALCS Game 7*||Kansas City||Saturday, October 24||8:07 pm ET|
Modern "OK Blue Jays"
Toronto-based Arts & Crafts band Zeus released their reimagining of the classic Jack Lenz's song "OK Blue Jays".