Royals-Astros Game 4 ALDS: Did You Know?

Royals-Astros Game 4 ALDS: Did You Know?

HOUSTON -- The Royals rallied from a four-run deficit against a shaky Astros bullpen on Monday, scoring five eighth-inning runs to stave off elimination with a 9-6 win in Game 4 and shift the American League Division Series back to Kansas City for a decisive Game 5 on Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

Here are some stats and facts from the game:

• The rally was the second time in Royals postseason history the club has overcome a four-run deficit after seven innings -- the other came in last season's AL Wild Card Game against the A's.

Game Date Result
Gm 1 Oct. 8 HOU 5, KC 2
Gm 2 Oct. 9 KC 5, HOU 4
Gm 3 Oct. 11 HOU 4, KC 2
Gm 4 Oct. 12 KC 9, HOU 6
Gm 5 Oct. 14 KC 7, HOU 2

• Now the series shifts to Kansas City, where the Royals may not have history on their side. Visiting teams are 14-9 since 1995 -- including 12-4 since 2002 -- in Game 5s of the LDS.

• Though they won, the Royals allowed a franchise postseason-record four home runs.

• The four homers tied an Astros postseason record, which they also set in Game 1 of both the 2004 NLDS and NL Championship Series.

Yordano Ventura's eight strikeouts tied him for the second-most K's in a postseason game in club history. He matched Edinson Volquez -- who accomplished the feat Sunday against Houston -- Dennis Leonard and Bret Saberhagen.

Lorenzo Cain's RBI single in the eighth inning gave him an eight-game postseason hitting streak, which is tied for the fourth longest in club history.

Carlos Correa became the youngest player in AL history to have a multihomer playoff game and the second youngest in Major League history -- trailing only Andruw Jones' exploits in the 1996 World Series. Correa is also the youngest AL player to record a four-hit postseason game.

Correa's second homer

• Correa is just the second player in Astros history to hit multiple homers in a playoff game, joining Carlos Beltran, who hit two in Game 5 of the 2004 NLDS.

• Correa is also the youngest shortstop in Major League history to homer in a postseason game and to have a double and a home run in the same game.

• Correa also set a Major League record for total bases by a rookie in a postseason game.

• Houston starter Lance McCullers, 22, became the youngest pitcher in Astros history to start a playoff game, a record previously held by Mike Hampton, who started Game 2 of the 1997 NLDS at 25 years, 22 days old.

Chandler Rome is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.