Royals manager Ned Yost announced his team’s World Series pitching rotation on Monday.
“It’s a great honor to pitch in this game, especially pitching at home,” the 11-year MLB veteran Volquez said.
Kansas City is going with the same rotation it used to capture its second-straight American League title with a 4–2 series win against the Toronto Blue Jays.
“We wanted Johnny Cueto in Game 2 because Johnny really feeds off the home crowd, and we’re able to have Johnny in Game 2 and Game 6 here at home,” Yost said. “We think that gives us a bit of advantage having Johnny pitching at home in front of our home crowd.”
The first pitch of the World Series is slated for 8:07 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
- Kayla Lombardo