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ALDS Game 5 Lineups: Astros vs Royals

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Both teams with the same starters, Gattis moves down a spot

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The Astros enter the do or die game five matchup with the Royals with the same starting players. Manager AJ Hinch has switched Carlos Gomez to the fifth spot and Evan Gattis to sixth in the only change for either club.

Gomez joins Carlos Correa and Colby Rasmus to form a troika of players who have combined for six home runs in the first four games of the series.

Astros starter Collin McHugh will face the same lineup that he held to two runs in game one of the series.

Astros

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

P Collin McHugh

Royals

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

P Johnny Cueto