ALCS藍鳥輪值 Estrada, Price, Stroman, Dickey
ALCS皇家輪值 Volquez, Ventura, Cueto
Blue Jays name ALCS starting rotation; Estrada to pitch in Game 1
CANADIAN PRESS OCTOBER 15, 2015, 5:17 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marco Estrada will start Game 1 when the Toronto Blue
Jays open their American League Championship Series in Kansas City on Friday.
Left-handed ace David Price will start Game 2, followed by young righty
Marcus Stroman and veteran knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that the rotation will allow all
the starters to get their required rest before they throw.
Estrada was solid in Toronto’s win in Game 3 of their AL Division Series
against Texas. He gave up five hits and one earned run over 6 1/3 innings
with four strikeouts and no walks as the Jays beat the Rangers 5-1 to start
their comeback from 2-0 down in the series.
Dickey started Game 4 and staked the Jays to a 7-1 lead before being pulled
by Price with two outs and one man on in the fifth inning.
That meant the 40-year-old was denied a win in his first post-season start.
Price ended up throwing 50 pitches in relief, making him unavailable for
Wednesday's deciding game.
"Probably not a relationship-building move," manager John Gibbons said of his
pitching strategy at the time. "But a team win, that's what I was looking
Gibbons' strategy paid off when Stroman kept the Rangers at bay through six
innings in the deciding game. Aaron Sanchez came on to get the win and
Roberto Osuna picked up the save in Toronto's 6-3 win that sent them to the
The Royals are sending Edinson Volquez to the mound for Game 1, followed by
Yordano Ventura in Game 2 on Saturday. Right-hander Johnny Cueto will pitch
the third game in Toronto.