Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

'Confident' Royals extend winning streak to 9 games

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The Associated Press

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Adam Hunger / USA TODAY Sports

MIAMI – Yordano Ventura escaped two threats before turning the game over to the bullpen with a 1-0 lead, and for the Kansas City Royals, that meant another victory.

Ventura pitched six innings and the Royals extended their winning streak to nine games Tuesday by beating the Miami Marlins 1-0.

”The team you’re seeing is the team we are,” Ventura said.

Three relievers closed out the win and extended the bullpen’s streak of 32 consecutive shutout innings since Aug. 10. That broke the franchise record of 29 2/3 consecutive innings set in 1969.

”We’re definitely confident right now,” right fielder Lorenzo Cain said.

Ventura, who reached 101 mph on the scoreboard radar gun, allowed six hits and one walk while striking out six. The Royals’ starters have an ERA of 1.69 during the winning streak.

”Those guys have been outstanding,” Cain said. ”It has been lights out every night.”

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