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Yordano Ventura to start Game 1 of ALDS for Royals

Yordano Ventura started Opening Day for the Royals and will open the playoffs as their starting pitcher as well.tmpplchld Manager Ned Yost announced Tuesday that Ventura would start Thursday, when the Royals open a best-of-five American League Division Series against either the New York Yankees or Houston Astros, who play in the AL wild-card game Tuesday night.tmpplchld Yost said Johnny Cueto would start Game 2, which is 2:45 p.m. Friday at Kauffman Stadium, and Edinson Volquez would start Game 3, which will be on the road at 3:10 p.m. Sunday.tmpplchld "The last two weeks, three weeks all three of those guys have been throwing the ball pretty good," Yost said.tmpplchld...