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Royals are winning with style, take 2-0 series lead over Angels
Royals are winning with style, take 2-0 series lead over Angels

When Yordano Ventura's night was over, he took off his cap, put on a puffy Kansas City Royals jacket and was found by James Shields in the dugout. This time, when Shields wrapped Ventura in a hug and spoke in his ear, Ventura wouldn't need consoling. Three nights earlier, in Kansas City, the 22-year-old pitched in a rare relief spot and promptly imploded. On Friday, though, he had thrown seven masterful innings, struck out five and given up one earned run. He again imposed the Royals' style in another low-scoring game, a 4-1 win in Game 2 in the American League division series. “Wow, I mean, what a job he did,” said Royals Manager Ned Yost. With the...

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