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ALCS Open Thread: Royals @ Orioles (game 1)

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Leon Halip

Hey, babies. Tonight begins the 2014 MLB Championship Series. Kansas City and Baltimore open up the ALCS at Camden Yards and this will be the first time these two teams have matched up in the playoffs.

James Shields will start things off on the mound for KC tonight opposite B'more's Chris Tilllman. Our old friend Hundles is penciled in as Tillman's battery mate in game 1, so in case you are undecided in you're rooting interest for tonight, that's one thing on which you can base your decision. I hear Royals Fever is p contagious though.

Today's Lineups

KANSAS CITY ROYALS BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Alcides Escobar - SS Nick Markakis - RF
Norichika Aoki - RF Alejandro De Aza - LF
Lorenzo Cain - CF Adam Jones - CF
Eric Hosmer - 1B Nelson Cruz - DH
Billy Butler - DH Steve Pearce - 1B
Alex Gordon - LF J.J. Hardy - SS
Salvador Perez - C Ryan Flaherty - 3B
Omar Infante - 2B Nick Hundley - C
Mike Moustakas - 3B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
James Shields - RHP Chris Tillman - RHP

And don't forget to check out today and tomorrow's SB Nation Fantasy Baseball league on FanDuel (yes, it's still going on throughout the playoffs!). It's just $2 to join and first prize is $1,000. You can join at this link. The deadline to submit a roster is game time tonight for the Royals-O's, which is 5:07 PT. Good luck!!