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Game 2 starters Ventura, Peavy study in contrasts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.

The Royals will send out rookie Yordano Ventura, the hard-throwing right-hander from the Dominican Republic who grew up idolizing Pedro Martinez and now talks to him just about every day. San Francisco will counter with veteran Jake Peavy, the hired gun from Mobile, Alabama, who helped Boston win the World Series last year.

"A lot of energy, I think, on both sides," said Peavy, pointing out perhaps the one thing they have in common. "We'll have our work cut out for us, for sure."

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Leaders
AVG: N. Aoki.285
HR: A. Gordon19
RBI: A. Gordon74
SB: J. Dyson36
W: J. Shields14
ERA: Y. Ventura3.20
Saves: G. Holland46
K: J. Shields180
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Detroit 9072.556-
Y-Kansas City 8973.5491
Cleveland 8577.5255
Chi White Sox 7389.45117
Minnesota 7092.43220
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .263 (4)
Runs: 651 (14)
Hits: 1456 (5)
Home Runs: 95 (30)
Stolen Bases: 153 (1)
OBP: .314 (15)
SLG: .376 (19)
Total Bases: 2085 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.51 (12)
Runs Allowed: 624 (12)
Saves: 53 (4)
Strikeouts: 1168 (25)
OpBA: .250 (15)
OBP: .310 (14)
SLG: .377 (12)
Run Support: 4.04 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/1 J. Maxwell Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
9/29 A. Brooks Called Up from Minors
9/29 P. Ciriaco Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
9/29 J. Lamb Called Up from Minors
9/29 B. Wood Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/11 Y. Ventura Left game - right shoulder tightness (day-to-day)
10/2 K. Herrera forearm tightness (day-to-day)
9/7 C. Colon off 15-day DL
9/6 D. Duffy Left shoulder soreness (day-to-day)
8/28 M. Mariot Strained right hamstring (on 60-day DL)
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