After an absolute drubbing of the Blue Jays in Game 4, the Royals are on the brink of playing in their second World Series in as many years. Game 4 saw a relentless Royals team drop an amazing 14 runs on the Jays, highlighted by chasing starter R.A. Dickey out of the game after just 1.2 innings.
Game 5 features a rematch of Game 1 starters Edinson Volquez and Marco Estrada. Volquez got the better of the Jays in Game 1 in Kansas City, allowing no runs and just two hits over six innings, while Estrada had a forgettable performance, allowing three runs in 5.1 innings.
Although teams who gain a 3-1 lead in a seven game series advance 84.5 per cent of the time, Blue Jays fans don’t have to look too far back to 2012, when the San Francisco Giants came back from a 3-1 deficit in the NLCS and later went on to win the World Series.
Going way back to 1985, it was the Blue Jays who had a 3-1 ALCS lead vs the Royals, only to see the Royals come back to win the series and go on to win the World Series.
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