Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/31/13
R.A. Dickey kept `em guessing by deftly changing speeds for much of the day. The final result was consecutive wins for the knuckleballer for the first time in almost two months. Brett Lawrie drove in the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning, helping Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday. Dickey (11-12) allowed two runs and seven hits in eight innings to earn back-to-back wins for the first time since he beat Tampa Bay on June 26 and Detroit on July 1. ''An observant person probably saw that I changed speeds quite a bit today,'' Dickey said. ''I was able to keep the slower knuckleball down and get some outs with it. Anytime you can add and subtract speed in the strike zone, you're going to have a better chance of your opponent mis-hitting balls. That was helpful for me today. I took some risks and they paid off.'' Royals manager Ned Yost said the changing speeds made the right-hander even tougher to handle. ''He got...
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