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A.J. Burnett

Volquez to start World Series opener for Royals

The Royals will send Edinson Volquez to the mound in Game 1 of the World Series, choosing their most consistent starter to lead things off against the New York Mets. The more volatile Johnny Cueto will go in Game 2.

Royals manager Ned Yost announced his rotation Monday, the day the Series gets started at Kauffman Stadium. Yordano Ventura will get the ball when the teams head to Citi Field in New York for Game 3 on Friday, with veteran Chris Young offering a change of pace in Game 4.

"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...