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Gordon hitting eighth. Boom, yosted.

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Here's how the Houston Astros lineup in Game One of the ALDS against RHP Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals.

2B Jose Altuve

RF George Springer

SS Carlos Correa

LF Colby Rasmus

DH Evan Gattis

3B Luis Valbuena

1B Chris Carter

C Jason Castro

CF Jake Marisnick

Carlos Gomez, who played in the Wild Card game but has been nursing an intercostal injury, is not in the lineup. Royals vs Twins coverage

Ned Yost counters with this lineup against RHP Collin McHugh.

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

Yes, Ned Yost is hitting his worst hitter in the leadoff spot and the best on-base percentage on the team in the eighth spot. Why? Because the team is undefeated or something with their lucky charm in the leadoff spot. Also, they do well when I wear my lucky underpants. Its science. In any case, Alex Gordon is going to be the first #8 hitter ever to land a $100 million contract. Baseball!