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No fear: Rookie Ventura to bring heat in Game 2

No fear: Rookie Ventura to bring heat in Game 2

MLB.com Updated 6 hours ago
Long before the 100-mph fastball, the dynamic 2014 season and the opportunity to start Game 2 of the World Series was a tryout in Guerra, the Dominican city that houses the Royals' academy on that baseball-rich island. It was the summer of 2008. Yordano…
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    Bumgarner, Giants Top Royals 7-1 in Series Opener

    Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches.
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  • Ace in waiting Ventura may be Royals' wild card

    Ace in waiting Ventura may be Royals' wild card

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Yordano Ventura, the 23-year-old with the triple-digit fastball is perfectly positioned to do what No. 1 starter James Shields could not as the Royals' rookie right-hander gets the ball for Game 2 of the World Series against the Giants tonight.
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    Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne paid $6,000 for front-row World Series seats

    yahoo.com 7 hours ago
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  • SF's fast first frame KOs KC, quiets The K

    SF's fast first frame KOs KC, quiets The K

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
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  • Bumgarner is a Royal pain in Series opener

    Bumgarner is a Royal pain in Series opener

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Madison Bumgarner padded what was already an impressive World Series resume in Game 1 on Tuesday night, allowing just three hits and one run in seven innings to lead the Giants to a 7-1 win over the Royals in Kansas City.
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  • Sandoval's October exploits becoming legendary

    Sandoval's October exploits becoming legendary

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
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  • Duffy shakes off rust, carries bullpen's burden

    Duffy shakes off rust, carries bullpen's burden

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    After being absent from the mound for nearly the entire past three weeks, Danny Duffy tossed three-plus innings of relief for the Royals in their 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series.
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  • Royals Winning Blueprint Shredded Early By Giants

    Royals Winning Blueprint Shredded Early By Giants

    deadspin.com 9 hours ago
    The Royals have concocted a simple formula for playoff success: solid starting pitching, lockdown relievers, and scratching out juuuust enough runs to win. With three relievers—Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, and Greg Holland—who had an ERA below 1.50 durin…
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  • Pence Shakes Up Royals With Homer in Series Opener

    Pence Shakes Up Royals With Homer in Series Opener

    nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    Hunter Pence most definitely found the right place.
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  • Statcast: Royals' slick relay nabs Posey at home

    Statcast: Royals' slick relay nabs Posey at home

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    The Giants jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning of their victory over the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series, but it could have been worse were it not for an impressive relay between Nori Aoki and Omar Infante that cut down Buster Posey at hom…
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  • Veteran Against Young Fireballer in Game Two Match-Up

    Veteran Against Young Fireballer in Game Two Match-Up

    nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    It will be the veteran against the youngster in Game Two of the World Series when San Francisco's Jake Peavy takes the mound against fireballing Yordano Ventura of the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
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  • MLB.TV streaming World Series for first time

    MLB.TV streaming World Series for first time

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    The first World Series to be streamed live in the U.S. began on Tuesday night with an MLB.TV subscription as the Giants topped the Royals in Game 1, 7-1, representing a milestone in Major League Baseball broadcast delivery and allowing fans to watch thi…
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