A.J. Hinch had some words about his team as they headed to Kansas City after losing an almost “sure win” in game four. Up 6-2 in the top of the 8th inning, the Royals made a comeback to win the game 9-6.
“One thing that’s been very consistent throughout the year is our ability to turn the page and wash off any of the stink of things that don’t go our way,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “So I knew that the flight would be that way. We showed up, got to our hotel, woke up this morning, and the sun came out. It was a beautiful day in Kansas City, and we’ll be ready to play.”
Game six, scheduled for and 8 PM start, and the Astros will start Collin McHugh and there is speculation that Dallas Keuchel may be in the bullpen and he may not be. Hinch would not speculate either way.
“I’m going to have all hands on deck,” Hinch said. “We know tomorrow’s a win-or-go-home game. And you know what? It’s a win-or-go-home game for them, too. So whether or not Keuchel’s available or what the plan is, we’ll have to tune in tomorrow night and find out.”