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Game 45 Thread: Royals vs. THE EVIL ONES (Yankees)

Behold, the Red Sky of Death and Evil.

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The Kansas City Royals have had some great moments in New York. Remember the 2015 World Series, Game Five in particular? Eric Hosmer's mad dash, the previously excited faces of Mets fans frozen in a state of shock and desperation afterwards? Ah yes. Glorious.

None of these great moments have came against the Yankees, the Evil Ones of baseball. New York hasn't played an American League Divisional Series game since 2012, and hasn't one a single game past the ALDS since 2010.

AND YET! They haven't had a losing season since 1992, they have one of the best farm systems in baseball, and have more World Series victories than any other team. Furthermore, they tend to crush the Royals in Yankee Stadium. See: Jeremy Guthrie's apocalyptic start a few years ago, and the Royals recent record at Yankee Stadium (1-7 there since 2015).

Tonight, the Royals turn to Danny Duffy to staunch the bleeding, again. New York sends Jordan Montgomery to the mound. Alex Gordon continues his stint on the paternity list, and so Jorge Bonifacio and Jorge Soler will play the corners again. Drew Butera will catch, and red-hot Salvador Perez catches.

Kansas City lineup:

New York lineup: