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2015 Schedule
95-67, 1st in AL Cent
Astros at Royals for Game 5, ALDS (3:11)

Salvador Perez likely will start Game 5

The Royals catcher left Monday's game early after taking a foul ball to the mask and later was hit by a pitch in his left side. He passed concussion tests after the game.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Royals' Eric Hosmer send out condolences to the KC Fire Department and to the families and friends of the two firefighters killed while fighting a blaze Monday night. Hosmer's father was a firefighter for 29 years in the Miami area. "I was fortunate to never have a phone call from the fire department saying something crazy happened, so I can only imagine what the families are going through," Hosmer said.

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4hDoug Padilla

Royals' Perez likely in lineup for Game 5 of ALDS

Royals manager Ned Yost is expected to use the same lineup for a fifth consecutive game Wednesday after catcher Salvador Perez said he will no doubt play in Game 5 of the AL Division Series.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Royals catcher Salvador Perez said he underwent a concussion test after getting hit in the mask by a foul ball in Monday's game. He passed the test and said he will be starting in the deciding Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday against the Astros. Perez watched his team's eighth-inning rally Monday from the trainer's room with ice packs around the back of his neck.

Stats & Info

Monday's homers by the numbers

Stats & Info provides a breakdown of the 21 home runs hit between Monday's four divisional games.

Stats & Info

Never count out the Royals

Like it did against Oakland in the wild-card game last year, Kansas City overcame a big deficit to beat Houston in Game 4 of the ALDS on Monday.

Stats & Info

It ain't over 'til it's over

Despite a four percent chance at winning heading into the eighth inning, the Royals battled back against the Astros in Game 4. Kansas City scored five runs in the eighth to take the lead.

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Royals come all the way back

Ben Zobrist celebrates with his teammates after scoring a run in the eighth inning on a game-tying error by Astros shortstop Carlos Correa. See the best images from the series. Full ALDS photo gallery


Mike & Mike Hour 1: ALDS, NLDS, Dibble

Mike Greenberg and Cris Carter in for Mike Golic weigh in on Game 3 NLDS victories for both the Mets and Cubs with ESPN 97.9's Rob Dibble. Plus, he shares his thoughts on who will advance to the ALCS.

Governor of Texas prematurely tweets congratulations to Astros (1:01)
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Monday's Top 5: A day of big bats

Oh, just another day with four playoff games, hours upon hours of hours of baseball excitement, and plenty of offense.

Hinch on Royals: 'They never quit' (0:21)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Royals players credited Mike Moustakas with some inspirational words before the start of their five-run rally in the eighth inning Monday. So what did he say? Moustakas admitted it was too inappropriate to repeat. But it worked. "I really didn't think about what I was saying too much, I just knew we were going to win that game today," he said.

Royals' epic comeback forces Game 5 (3:13)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2693rd
On Base Percentage.32211th
Slugging Percentage.41211th
Earned Run Average3.7310th
Quality Starts7124th

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