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Blue Jays blitz Danny Duffy as Royals fall, 5-2, for 2nd straight loss

TORONTO As the baseball took flight for the second deck of Rogers Centre's left field, Danny Duffy waved his hands at his sides. It was a universal gesture for exasperation, body language conveying a message felt through the Royals dugout: Again? Yes, again. The Blue Jays assembled a lineup stocked with sluggers, and in Thursday's series opener, the group unleashed their might against Duffy in a 5-2 defeat. The home run that caused his gesture was Josh Donaldson's fourth-inning solo laser. It was the third Duffy allowed during the evening. The power in the Blue Jays lineup stems from right-handed hitters. Duffy is a southpaw. The combination proved explosive on Thursday,...

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