World Series begins on Tuesday
UNDATED- Kansas City manager Ned Yost has named Edinson Volquez to be his starting pitcher for Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday.
He'll be opposed by Matt Harvey for the Mets, who are making their first World Series appearance in 15 years.
Yost will go with Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) in Game 2, followed by Yordano Ventura and Chris Young.
Kelly Johnson will be the Mets' designated hitter in the World Series opener. He hit .250 with five homers and 13 RBIs for New York after being acquired from Atlanta on July 24. He is 1 for 6 in the postseason.
New York outfielder Curtis Granderson has a jammed thumb, but the Mets said he will play in Game 1. He'll be joined by fellow outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs SEHS'-peh-dehs), who says he'll be ready to go despite an ailing left shoulder that forced him to leave Game 4 of the NLCS after two innings.