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Royals lean on strong pitching performances for 3-2 win

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura delivers to a pitch during the first inning.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals manager Ned Yost admitted that he often manages an entire game around getting the ball to reliever Wade Davis in the eighth inning and closer Greg Holland in the ninth.
The fact that Yordano Ventura gave him six solid innings made things even easier.
Ventura returned from a sore elbow to keep the St. Louis Cardinals off balance, and Kansas City rallied for three runs in the sixth inning before the bullpen closed out a 3-2 win Thursday night that ended a string of eight straight home losses to its cross-state rivals.
“The bullpen was fantastic ...


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