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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 12, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE B13 K ANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Young’s strong outing wasn’t enough to beat Mark Buehrle. Young, working on three day’s rest, pitched into the seventh inning but took the loss as the Toronto Jays beat Kansas City 6- 2 Saturday to snap the Royals’ sixgame winning streak. Young ( 7- 5) gave up three runs and five hits with two walks in six- plus innings. He left after giving up a single to Kevin Pillar to open the seventh. “ I felt like I executed most of my pitches to give us a chance, but again Buehrle was just better today,” Young said. “ We lost the game. It doesn’t matter. That’s all I care about is winning the game.” Buehrle pitched seven strong innings and Edwin Encarnacion hit a two- run homer to lead Toronto. Buehrle ( 10- 5) limited the Royals to two runs and five hits while improving to 4- 0 with a 1.24 ERA in his past four starts against them. It was Buehrle’s 26th victory over the Royals. Only Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven, 34, has more wins against the Royals. Encarnacion’s 18th home run in the fourth inning off Young ended the Blue Jays’ 27- inning scoring drought and gave them a 2- 1 lead. “ I needed one more swing and miss on the Encarnacion pitch,” Young said. “ He’s a good hitter. It was a mistake. I didn’t make too many mistakes today. He got it and it was the difference in the game. It’s a bad feeling as a pitcher, letting the team down with one pitch.” Manager Ned Yost did not fault Young for the defeat. “ I thought Chris threw the ball great, one pitch and it wasn’t really a horrible pitch,” Yost said. “ It’s a slider that got up just a little bit. When he first hit it, I wasn’t sure if it was going to get out.” Toronto led 3- 2 in the ninth when Danny Valencia, who the Royals traded last July 28 to the Blue Jays, hit a three- run homer off Kansas City reliever Brandon Finnegan to extend the advantage. “ He was fat in the zone,” Yost said of Finnegan’s pitches. “ He got behind in the count and when he needed to throw strikes, they were up a little bit, over the middle of the plate. They weren’t really quality strikes.” NOTES : Brian Dozier is an American League all- star after all. Major League Baseball announced Saturday the Minnesota Twins second baseman was added to the squad by AL manager Ned Yost, replacing Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista. Bautista will skip the game to receive treatment on a sore right shoulder. — The Associated Press winnipegfreepress. com BASEBALL WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015 B 13 Zits The Argyle Sweater Bizarro Lio Mother Goose & Grimm F Minus Pickles Tina’s Groove Deflocked BLUE JAYS 6 ROYALS 2 ORLIN WAGNER / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Toronto’s Danny Valencia crushes a three- run home run during the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium Saturday afternoon. Buehrle, Jays’ big bats subdue K. C. Toronto snaps Royals’ six- game winning streak B_ 13_ Jul- 12- 15_ FP_ 01. indd B13 7/ 11/ 15 8: 10: 25 PM

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