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Cueto for Royals, deGrom for Mets in Game 2 of World Series

Cueto for Royals, deGrom for Mets in Game 2 of World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Johnny Cueto is happy at home, and that's where he'll pitch in the World Series.

The excitable right-hander with those signature dreadlocks is scheduled to start for the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 and potentially Game 6 — both at Kauffman Stadium.

'It doesn't matter to me whether I pitch at home or on the road. But I do feel more comfortable here at home,' Cueto said through a translator Tuesday.

Cueto appeared to get a bit rattled in Toronto during one of the worst starts of his career in the AL Championship Series, yet manager Ned Yost said that had no impact on the order of his rotation against the New York Mets.

'No, I feel like he's pitched great games here. He really draws on the energy of our fans. And again, I felt like you try to put everybody in a position where they can be successful,' Yost said before the Series opener. 'He more than anybody else really draws that energy from our fans. We just felt it was the best move.'

Jacob deGrom will pitch Game 2 for the Mets. He is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in three postseason outings.

“I just like pitching,” deGrom said. “On the road, it doesn’t really matter. I’ve actually enjoyed pitching on the road in the postseason. You go out there and you’re getting booed and it’s fun to try to silence the crowd.

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