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Edinson Volquez

Breakdown of the Royals vs. Astros in the regular season

The Royals' season series with the Astros got off to a rough start. Joe Blanton started the opener in Houston and surrendered five runs in 2 2/3 innings as the Royals fell 6-1. The Astros went on to become the second team to sweep the Royals during the season.tmpplchld Kansas City won two of three in the rematch, highlighted by a July 26 triumph when Yordano Ventura outdueled Dallas Keuchel in a 5-1 victory.tmpplchld _Season series: Astros 4-2tmpplchld _At Kansas City: Royals 2-1tmpplchld _At Houston: Astros 3-0tmpplchld ___tmpplchld Royals vs. Astrostmpplchld BA: .215tmpplchld HR: 3tmpplchld ERA: 3.81tmpplchld ___tmpplchld Royals playoff starters vs. Astrostmpplchld Yordano Ventura...