The Latest: Mets in World Series, Royals try to join them

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The latest on the AL Championship Series. The Blue Jays won Game 5 to force the series back to Kansas City, where the Royals still lead 3-2. The Mets await the winner in the World Series after sweeping the Cubs. Game 6 of the ALCS is scheduled to start of 8:07 p.m. Here's a look at what's happening (all times EDT):


3:40 p.m.

The Royals are sending Yordano Ventura to the mound trying to clinch their second straight AL pennant, and manager Ned Yost will be keeping a close eye on his secondary pitches.

If Ventura is locating his curveball and changeup, Yost thinks the Royals are in good shape.

''What makes it all work is commanding his curveball, commanding his changeup, and if he's able to control the throttle on that, it makes his fastball that much better,'' Yost said before the Royals took on the Blue Jays in Game 6 at Kauffman Stadium.

Yost conceded that Ventura has been merely ''OK'' this postseason. He allowed three runs on eight hits in 5 1-3 innings in Game 2, a game the Royals rallied to win after Blue Jays Game 6 starter David Price faltered in the seventh inning.