Over his nine-year career, Chris Young has held members of the Blue Jays to a .229 average (22 for 96) with two homers.

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Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has chosen Chris Young over Kris Medlen as his starter for Game 4 of the ALCS.

Young has only made two starts since July 28, but they were good ones. He allowed one run in 11 1/3 innings over those two outings, with his final start coming Oct. 2.

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"He's got really good numbers against these guys," Yost said. "They're both great choices, but, you know, Chris Young, his last two starts of the year were really, really good for us. We feel like he gives us a good chance to win."

The 6-foot-10 third round draft pick out of Princeton in 2000 appeared as a reliever in Game 1 of the ALDS, giving up a run in four innings. Overall, he was 11-6 in 34 appearances -- 18 starts -- this year.

Young faced the Blue Jays once this year, on July 11, a 7-5 loss. Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run shot and Young yielded five hits and three runs over six innings. But over his nine-year career, Young has held members of the Blue Jays to a .229 average (22 for 96) with two homers.