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Keep the line moving. Take the Crown.

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Royals stand one win away from their first championship in 30 years. Edinson Volquez returns to the Royals for his first start since attending the funeral for his father. Here's how Ned Yost and the Royals lineup against right-hander Matt Harvey.

SS Alcides Escobar

2B Ben Zobrist

CF Lorenzo Cain

1B Eric Hosmer

3B Mike Moustakas

C Salvador Perez

LF Alex Gordon

RF Alex Rios

P Edinson Volquez

Volquez is a lifetime .083/.106/.101 hitter. Rios is the only Royals hitter to hit against Harvey prior to Game One, going 1-for-3 against him. Alcides Escobar hit an inside-the-park-home run in Game One against him.

The Mets stand on the brink of elimination. Here's how Terry Collins and the New York Mets lineup against Volquez.

RF Curtis Granderson

3B David Wright

2B Daniel Murphy

CF Yoenis Cespedes

1B Lucas Duda

C Travis d'Arnaud

LF Michael Conforto

SS Wilmer Flores

P Matt Harvey

Daniel Murphy is hitting .400/.500/.467 in 18 plate appearances against Volquez in their regular season careers. Kelly Johnson is hitting .286/. 412/.356 in 17 plate appearances. David Wright is hitting just .154/.294/.154 in 17 plate appearances. Lucas Duda is 2-for-8 with a double and three walks. Curtis Granderson is 0-for-9 with three walks but homered in Game One. Yoenis Cespedes is 1-for-3 with a strikeout. Wilmer Flores is 1-for-3.

First pitch is 7:07 CT on FOX.