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Here's the lineup that will hand Dallas Keuchel his first home loss.

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Dallas Keuchel was 15-0 at home this year with a 1.47 ERA, giving the Royals an uphill battle for Game Three of the American League Division Series. On the other hand, everyone said they couldn't beat Jon Lester last year, and we know how that turned out.

Alcides Escobar continues to be the magic jellybean that power the Royals offense at the top of the lineup. His triple in Game Two led to the game-winning run, so get used to Escobar leading off for the next decade.

Here is how the Royals lineup against left-hander Dallas Keuchel:

SS Alcides Escobar

2B Ben Zobrist

CF Lorenzo Cain

1B Eric Hosmer

DH Kendrys Morales

3B Mike Moustakas

C Salvador Perez

LF Alex Gordon

RF Alex Rios

Alex Rios has the most success against Keuchel in his career, going 10-for-26 (.385)  with four doubles. Kendrys Morales has also fared well, going 6-for-16 (.375) with a double. Lorenzo Cain is 5-for-12 with a home run. Eric Hosmer is 4-for-6 against him. On the flip side, Salvador Perez is 1-for-12 against him, and Alex Gordon has struck out four times in ten plate appearances, although with three walks.

Edinson Volquez has never lost in Minute Maid Park, going 3-0 in five starts with a 3.45 ERA. He has given up five home runs in those games, but has been great at getting strikeouts with 32 in 27 1/3 innings. Here is the lineup he will face:

2B Jose Altuve

RF George Springer

SS Carlos Correa

LF Colby Rasmus

DH Evan Gattis

CF Carlos Gomez

3B Luis Valbuena

1B Chris Carter

C Jason Castro

Gomez is back in the lineup for the first time in this ALDS, although he started the Wild Card and homered against the Yankees. Just don't ask him to get a lead off first with Wade Davis on the mound.

Minute Maid Park actually looks like a pretty nice stadium with the roof open, so of course, it is closed today, giving the stadium all the aesthetic appeal of a domed stadium or suburban mall.