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Royals humble Houston ace Dallas Keuchel, beat Astros, 5-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Astros ace Dallas Keuchel vexed the Royals for eighth shutout innings during a June 30 showdown at Minute Maid Park in Houston. That domination didn't make the 750-mile trek to Kansas City, where the Royals pounced on Keuchel early and cruised to a 5-1 in Sunday's series rubber match at Kauffman Stadium behind a promising outing from Yordano Ventura. Keuchel struck out seven and scattered four hits without a walk in his last meeting with the Royals, who socked five hits and pushed across four runs in the first inning alone on Sunday. Alcides Escobar opened the bottom of the first with a picture-perfect bunt up the third-base line. Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys...

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