Johnny Cueto is scheduled to start Game 2 for Kansas City and potentially Game 6 — both at home.
Cueto appeared to get a bit rattled in Toronto during one of the worst starts of his career in the AL Championship Series, but manager Ned Yost says that had no impact on the order of the World Series rotation.
"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. "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 — all away from home.
"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"
New York has seen plenty of Cueto from his days in the National League with Cincinnati. The righthander is 3-4 with a 4.02 ERA in 11 starts against the Mets
"Seems like every time we played the Reds he was pitching," Mets manager Terry Collins said.
Volquez's father dies
The father of Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez died Tuesday in the Dominican Republic, shortly before his son took the mound to start Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Mets.
Two people familiar with the situation said that 63-year-old Danio Volquez died from heart failure. His son was informed of Volquez's passing on the way to the ballpark, where he was scheduled to make his World Series debut.
The elder Volquez introduced his son to the game when he was about 10 years old.
Delay of game
The World Series opener was delayed for about 7 minutes with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning when Fox's video feed failed, causing both teams to lose access to their replay rooms.
When play resumed, the U.S. telecast switched to the international feed.
In a statement, Fox said: "We apologize for the interruption in tonight's coverage and are working to ensure that the remainder of the World Series is broadcast without incident."
• Collins was selected NL Manager of the Year by Sporting News, which differs from the "official" award made by baseball writers announced next month. The New York Mets' skipper beat out St. Louis' Mike Matheny in voting conducted before the postseason by a panel of 13 National League managers. Twins manager Paul Molitor was the AL winner in his first year.
• Reserve infielder Juan Uribe was added to the New York Mets' roster for the World Series after recovering from a chest injury. Uribe, who has not played since Sept. 25, took the spot of backup shortstop Matt Reynolds, who was on the NL Championship Series roster but has never played in a major league game.