March 12, 2014 7:38 PM

Yordano Ventura throws triple-digit heat in Royals’ win over A’s

A little less than three weeks shy of Opening Day, the Royals have yet to deem Yordano Ventura worthy of the starting five. He continues to duel with Danny Duffy, who offered an encouraging three-inning performance on Sunday against the Rockies. But Ventura delivered an emphatic, 4 1/3-inning statement in a 3-1 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday.

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