Ventura dominates Orioles as Royals cruise to 6-1 victory

6 months 1 day 1 hour ago April 24, 2016 Apr 24, 2016 Sunday, April 24 2016 Sunday, April 24, 2016 4:11:43 PM CDT in Baseball
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordano Ventura settled down after a shaky first inning, Eric Hosmer homered to continue his hot streak and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday.

Alex Gordon also went deep before the Royals strung together a series of hits in a four-run seventh that broke the game open. Hosmer finished 2 of 4 to push his AL-leading on-base streak to 26 games.

Ventura (2-0) allowed his lone run and two of his three hits in the first inning. He wound up going seven, striking out four and improving to 11-1 since he was brought back from Triple-A last July.

Mike Wright (1-2) allowed five runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings for Baltimore.

His final line gave no indicated that most of the sun-splashed afternoon amounted to a pitchers' duel between two young right-handers who seemed to be in complete control.


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