The Kansas City Royals traded away three top prospects to acquire Johnny Cueto for the playoffs, even though his winning pedigree has been established almost entirely in the regular season.
He'll have an opportunity to change that Wednesday night.
The right-hander, who is 0-2 with a 5.52 earned-run average in four postseason starts, will take the mound for Kansas City in Game 5 of the American League division series against the Houston Astros.
The Astros will counter with Collin McHugh, who threw a gem in winning the series opener. In Game 2 of the series, Cueto gave up four runs, seven hits and three walks in six innings as he got no decision in a 5-4 victory that...