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      Another good outing by the Royals Yordano Ventura

      Yordano Ventura scattered seven hits over eight innings Friday night as the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, who played the latter part of the game without injured slugger Chris Davis. Davis left in the fifth inning with a left oblique strain.

      The severity of the injury was not immediately known, but Davis looked to be in obvious discomfort as he walked toward the dugout following a third-inning flyout.

      Davis led the majors with 53 home runs and 138 RBIs last season. Ventura (2-1) had a career-high eight strikeouts and walked two in his seventh major league start.

      Greg Holland worked a perfect ninth to finish off the Royals' second shutout of the season. Ubaldo Jimenez (0-4) allowed four runs and six hits in six-plus innings.