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ALDS Game 3 Lineups: Astros vs Royals

Carlos Gomez back in for the Astros, Royals lineup remains unchanged for the third straight game

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Gomez returns back to the Astros starting lineup for the first time this series. This is his first start since Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Yankees, where he was 1-3 with an RBI and a run scored. In the first two games of the Division Series he was utilized as a pinch runner and was caught stealing in the 9th inning of a 5-4 loss in Kansas City on Friday. Gomez's status in the starting lineup has been in flux ever since he received an intercoastal strain in Arlington a month ago.

Aside from that, the Astros lineup remains largely the same with Jason Castro receiving the pitches for Dallas Keuchel and Colby Rasmus hoping to continue his incredible October tear in left.

Meanwhile the Royals lineup remains static with the Ghost of Prospects Past Ben Zobrist in the two-hole and Kendrys Morales in the designated hitter spot.

Astros

2B Jose Altuve
RF George Springer
SS Carlos Correa
LF Colby Rasmus
DH Evan Gattis
CF Carlos Gomez
3B Luis Valbuena
1B Chris Carter
Jason Castro

P Dallas Keuchel

Royals

SS Alcides Escobar
2B Ben Zobrist
CF Lorenzo Cain
1B Eric Hosmer
DH Kendrys Morales
3B Mike Moustakas
Salvador Perez
LF Alex Gordon
RF Alex Rios

P Edinson Volquez