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Blue Jays vs. Royals Game 1: Live ALCS Score and Highlights

The Kansas City Royals have taken Game 1 of the American League Championship Series with a 5-0 win over visiting Toronto.

Kansas City scored twice in the third inning on a pair run-scoring hits, upped the lead to 3-0 in the fourth on Salvador Perez's solo home run and then added two more in the eighth for insurance.

Edinson Volquez threw six shutout innings for Kansas City, while Kelvin Herrera, Ryan Madson and Luke Hochevar followed to combine on a three-hit shutout. 

Marco Estrada took the loss for Toronto, allowing three runs in 5.1 innings.

Game 2 is set for 4 p.m. ET Saturday, with Toronto's David Price taking on Kansas City's Yordano Ventura.

Scroll down for our real-time updates, analysis, statistics, pictures, tweets and anything else worth noting from Game 1 in Kansas City.

 

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