Neither Gordon (3-for-14) nor Hosmer (2-for-11) has had much success against Price, but a few Royals starters have. Alex Rios owns a .400/.455/.800 slash line in 33 career plate appearances vs. Price. He'll bat ninth. No. 3 hitter Lorenzo Cain, meanwhile, is 4-for-11 with a homer vs. the Blue Jays' southpaw starter.
Shortstop Alcides Escobar will be starting his 21st consecutive postseason game out of the leadoff spot. He's 8-for-24 this year with four extra-base hits and has scored five times.