The first two games of the AL Championship Series between the Orioles and Royals have been marathon affairs of nearly nine hours combined, the second a near rerun of the first.
Royals' starter Yordano Ventura left Saturday's Game 2 of the AL Championship Series in the sixth inning with right shoulder tightness, as he was abruptly removed after calling to the dugout.
Whatever book there was on the 2014 Kansas City Royals, each and every passing game is debunking, deconstructing and rendering it as fiction.
Buck Showalter announced after Friday night's Game 1 loss he will send right-hander Bud Norris to the mound as the Orioles look to even up their series with the Royals on Saturday.
The series was billed as power vs. speed, but the roles were reversed in the third inning of Game 1 of the ALCS in Baltimore.