The Toronto Blue Jays have a lot of history to buck if they want to come back and win the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals, but luckily for the Jays they were stellar at home this season. Toronto's 53-28 home record was tied for the best in the American League during the regular season.
Of the past 25 teams to go down 2-0 in the Championship Series, only three have come back to make it to the World Series (‘04 Red Sox, ‘85 Cardinals, ‘85 Royals). When you look at best-of-seven series all-time, the teams that have won the first two games have a 62-13 series record.
The Blue Jays, whose offense carried them through the year, has only scored three runs in the series so far. Only once in the second half of the season did the Jays score three runs or less over a two games span. Marcus Stroman, who has only allowed 10 earned runs in his six starts this year, will get the start for the Jays in Game 3.
The Royals are starting to turn it on after a shaky start in the ALDS round, winning their past four games by a combined score of 27-11. The Royals will send Johnny Cueto to the bump, with the one-time all-star finding his form again in his last outing. In his two starts this postseason, Cueto has posted a 3.86 ERA but has allowed two home runs, which could cause problems in the hitter friendly park that is Rogers Centre.