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Dayton Moore

Eric Hosmer, Kendrys Morales help Royals punish Indians, 9-4

CLEVELAND Inside the visiting manager's office at Progressive Field, Kansas City manager Ned Yost pondered the larger meaning of his team's recent acquisition of former Reds ace Johnny Cueto. The move was unprecedented in the era of David Glass's ownership of the franchise and general manager Dayton Moore's stewardship of the baseball operations department. A year earlier, the team operated as if handcuffed at the July 31 trade deadline, unable to consummate any acquisitions to improve their club until later in August. Now, several days ahead of the deadline, they have already secured perhaps the best pitcher on the market and still possess the prospects to make...