Kansas City Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez will start Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays, the team announced Wednesday.

Pitching coach Dave Eiland told reporters of the decision shortly after the Royals clinched their second straight trip to the ALCS with a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 5 of their division series.

Volquez will be pitching on regular rest after tossing 5 2/3 innings in the Royals' Game 3 loss to Houston.