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Yordano Ventura and Jake Peavy face off in Game 2 of the World Series

For the first time in nearly a month, the Royals will try to rebound from defeat.

Dilip Vishwanat

2014 World Series Game 2

San Francisco Giants @ Kansas City Royals

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:07 ET




The Royals finally lost a postseason game (for the first time in 29 years) Tuesday night, and now look to avoid falling into an 0-2 hole before the World Series heads west. On the mound for them will be Yordano Ventura, who struggled in his ALCS start, while throwing a fastball 3 MPH slower than what it was during the regular season. The Giants counter with Jake Peavy, who was a mess for Boston this season, but has been great since changing coasts. He'll become only the 8th pitcher ever to pitch in back-to-back World Series with different teams. The only others to do it in the last 20 years are Cliff Lee and Kevin Brown.


Today's Lineups

Gregor Blanco - CF Alcides Escobar - SS
Joe Panik - 2B Norichika Aoki - RF
Buster Posey - C Lorenzo Cain - CF
Pablo Sandoval - 3B Eric Hosmer - 1B
Hunter Pence - RF Billy Butler - DH
Brandon Belt - 1B Alex Gordon - LF
Mike Morse - DH Salvador Perez - C
Travis Ishikawa - LF Omar Infante - 2B
Brandon Crawford - SS Mike Moustakas - 3B
Jake Peavy - RHP Yordano Ventura - RHP