That was quite an eventful Game 1, wasn't it? If the rest of this World Series has half as many interesting things as the first game did, we'll have an all-time classic.
The Royals have now won their last six home games: Tuesday night's, plus three in the ALCS, plus Game 5 of their division series against the Astros. They were 51-30 at home during the regular season. The Mets were a .500 team on the road during the season (41-40), although they had no trouble winning at Wrigley Field last week.
Johnny Cueto goes for the Royals tonight. Cueto had his troubles after being traded to Kansas City, and his last start, Game 3 of the ALCS, was horrific. On the other hand, he did have a good start vs. the Mets June 26 at Citi Field when he was with the Reds. But as the TV announcers and Mets fans will tell you, that was a very different lineup than the Mets are putting on the field now.
Jacob deGrom, who's been very good in three postseason starts, gets the call for the Mets. He's never faced the Royals.
The game is on Fox. Announcers: Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci. Or, maybe Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz. Who knows?
Baseball-reference.com game preview
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