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Probable Pitchers

Oakland Athletics @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

The A's had a division title in mind when they traded for Lester, but there is perhaps no better man for a one-game Wild Card showdown. Lester boasts a 2.11 ERA in 13 postseason appearances, and against the Royals, he is 9-3 with a 1.84 ERA.

James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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    James Shields, regular season
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

Shields will start the Royals' first postseason game in 29 years. He comes off a strong September in which he posted a 2.31 ERA in five starts. Holding a 4.98 playoff ERA, he'll be making his seventh career postseason start.

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