Ventura shaky as Royals rally for 11-9 win over Indians
GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) - Yordano Ventura stepped to the mound for the Kansas City Royals for the first time since Game 6 of the World Series. The results were nothing like they were last October.
Ventura was battered for four runs in his spring training debut Friday before the Kansas City Royals rallied for a sloppy, time-consuming 11-9 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
The Indians had built a 5-2 lead by the fifth when they started getting careless on defense. Kansas City capitalized by scoring eight runs in the inning, the go-ahead blow a three-run shot by outfield prospect Brett Eibner off Cleveland reliever Bryan Shaw.
Alex Rios went 3 for 4 with his second homer of the spring, and Ryan Roberts also drove in three runs for the Royals. Roberto Perez finished with three RBIs for Cleveland.