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2015 ALDS Games 3: Royals at Astros, Blue Jays at Rangers

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Two American League Division Series games on tap for this afternoon, here's a quick writeup on each:

Kansas City Royals at Houston Astros (Series tied 1-1)

Houston's Dallas Keuchel takes his incredible home record to Game 3 with the series tied and goes up against Kansas City's Edinson Volquez. On the former A's front Chris Carter gets the start at first base. He is 2-for-8, both hits singles, with four strikeouts in the series, but he drew three walks in the AL Wild Card Game. Jed Lowrie is available off the bench, he has been unsuccessful in two plate appearances.

Today's Lineups

Alcides Escobar - SS Jose Altuve - 2B
Ben Zobrist - 2B George Springer - RF
Lorenzo Cain - CF Carlos Correa - SS
Eric Hosmer - 1B Colby Rasmus - LF
Kendrys Morales - DH Evan Gattis - DH
Mike Moustakas - 3B Carlos Gomez - CF
Salvador Perez - C Luis Valbuena - 3B
Alex Gordon - LF Chris Carter - 1B
Alex Rios - RF Jason Castro - C
Edinson Volquez - RHP Dallas Keuchel - LHP

Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers (Texas leads 2-0)

The Toronto Blue Jays need a three-game winning streak to win this series, and they will have to win the first two games at the home of the Texas Rangers. Josh Donaldson is 1-for-7 with a homerun, a walk, and two strikeouts for the series.

For Texas, Adrian Beltre remains out of the lineup.

Today's Lineups

Ben Revere - LF Delino DeShields Jr. - CF
Josh Donaldson - 3B Shin-Soo Choo - RF
Jose Bautista - RF Prince Fielder - DH
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Mitch Moreland - 1B
Chris Colabello - 1B Elvis Andrus - SS
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Josh Hamilton - LF
Dioner Navarro - C Rougned Odor - 2B
Kevin Pillar - CF Robinson Chirinos - C
Ryan Goins - 2B Hanser Alberto - 3B
Marco Estrada - RHP Martin Perez - LHP