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ALCS Game Four Overflow I: Royals vs. Blue Jays

Royals jump up early, pouncing on R.A. Dickey. Chris Young is doing his thing.

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Two batters into the game, the Royals were already up 2 - 0, thanks to a monster dong from Ben Zobrist following an Alcides Escobar lead-off bunt single.

The Royals sent seven to bat in the first, spotting Chris Young with a four-run lead before he ever took the mound. Those four runs are the most a team has scored in the top of the first in ALCS history, according to the Fox Sports One broadcast.

Chris Young worked around a Josh Donaldson walk and stolen base, striking out the other three Jays he faced in the bottom of the first.

Alex Rios sent another R.A. Dickey offering to the cheap seats in the second, and the Royals put Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain aboard via the hit-by-pitch and walk, respectively. The walk of Lorenzo Cain signaled the end of R.A. Dickey's short outing, with John Gibbons fingering former Royal Liam Hendriks as he walked to yank Dickey.

Hendriks entered an without throwing a pitch, extricated himself and the Jays from the inning, picking off Escobar at second.

The Royals led 5 - 0 heading to the bottom of the second, and Young continued to baffle Toronto's batsmen, sending down the side in order.

On to the top of the third.