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Royals use four sacrifice flies to cruise past Cleveland 4-1

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon hits the turf after catching a fly ball hit by the Cleveland Indians’ Michael Bourn in the second inning.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The hallmark of a good team, at least in Royals manager Ned Yost’s opinion, is the ability to wedge open the smallest of openings that an opponent provides.
His club sure did that against Cleveland on Wednesday.
The Royals scored all their runs by tying a franchise record with four sacrifice flies, and Yordano Ventura dominated the Indians over seven stingy innings in a 4-1 victory.
“It’s finding a way to win a ballgame that’s important,” said Yost, whose team has won four straight. “Good teams find ways to score those runs, and we ...

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