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September 17, 2013 10:28 PM

Royals waste Ventura’s fine debut in 5-3 loss to Indians, lose ground in wild-card race

It wasn’t rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura who wilted Tuesday in the heat of the postseason chase. It was two of the Royals‘ season-long strengths: Their bullpen and their defense. The result was a costly 5-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium. The pushed the Royals to 3½ games behind Texas and Tampa Bay for one of the American League’s two wild-card berths.

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