Likely the Royals’ game one starter in the American League Division Series, Yordano Ventura is pitching better than at any other point in his career. His dominant stretch has come because he’s throwing better curveballs more often.
The 90th annual American Royal Parade on Saturday at the Truman Sports Complex had lots of brassy marching bands and high-stepping drill teams, smiling local celebrities, shiny classic cars and even shiny classic tractors.
Lorenzo Cain delivered three hits and scored two runs, Yordano Ventura matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts, Alcides Escobar sparked a seventh-inning flurry and the Kansas City Royals benefited from a series of defensive miscues by the Minnesota Twins in a 5-1 victory
In a first for the American Royal parade, 71 entries marched a 3/4 mile route on Saturday between Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffman Stadium at the Truman Sports Complex. A smaller than usual crowd was on hand for this year's parade, which was moved to the sports complex to coincide with the American Royal's World Series of Barbecue. Video by Tammy Ljungblademail@example.com