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Ventura, Royals shut down Orioles in 5-0 win


Kansas City Royals’ Norichika Aoki hits an RBI single in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters in the seventh inning of a baseball game on Friday night in Baltimore.

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BALTIMORE — Though concerned about the potential short-term loss of injured Baltimore Orioles teammate Chris Davis, Adam Jones couldn’t help but marvel at the performance of Kansas City Royals rookie Yordano Ventura.
Ventura scattered seven hits over eight innings and had a career-high eight strikeouts in leading the Royals to a 5-0 victory Friday night.
“That kid’s special, to say the least,” said Jones, who went 0 for 3 against the right-hander. “He’s got a 95-100 (mph fastball), and his changeup I think is the pitch that keeps people off his fastball. His curveball was filthy. I don ...

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