Late Wednesday, the Houston Astros announced their starting pitchers for the first three games of the ALDS series against the Kansas City Royals. The Royals have home-field advantage and the series starts tonight, October 8, in Kansas City.

The Royals finished the 2015 season with the best record in the American League, with a (95-67) record.

Game 1- Thursday, October 8
6:30pm on FS1, 6:05pm on 1340 The Fan
HOU- Collin McHugh (pictured) (19-7) 3.89 ERA
@ KC- Yordano Ventura (13-8) 4.08 ERA

Game 2- Friday, October 8
2:30pm on FS1, 2:05pm on 1340 The Fan
HOU- Scott Kazmir (7-11) 3.10 ERA
@ KC- Johnny Cueto (11-13) 3.44 ERA

Game 3- Sunday, October 10
3:00pm on MLBN, 2:35pm on News/Talk 790, KFYO
KC- Edison Volquez (13-9) 3.55 ERA
@ HOU- Dallas Keuchel (20-8) 3.48 ERA, regular season; (1-0) 0.00 ERA 2015 Postseason

Game 4- Monday, October 11 (if nec.)
TBA

Game 5- Wednesday, October 13 (if nec.)
TBA

The winner of the Astros- Royals series will play the winner of the Rangers- Blue Jays series in the ALCS.