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Yordano Ventura chanced upon his first start and made the most of it.
Ventura pitched three hitless innings, Johnny Giavotella and Brett Hayes each drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 13-2 Saturday.
Billy Butler and David Lough each added three hits. The Royals finished with 20 hits, including nine in 1 2-3 innings against Giants starter Yusmeiro Petit.
Brandon Belt hit his fourth homer for the Giants.
Ventura, considered the Royals' top pitching prospect, made his first start of the spring and fourth appearance overall. He got this chance when Wade Davis was scratched with shoulder soreness, and extended his hitless streak to five innings. He walked two and struck out three.
Giants reliever Javier Lopez made his spring debut, allowing a run on three hits in one inning. He struck out two.
The Giants were held hitless until Gregor Blanco tripled with one out in the sixth.
''The fans really cheered hard for that,'' Gia...
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J.J. Picollo joined the Royals in 2006 as the Director of Player Development. On July 3, 2008, he was named the Assistant General Manager-Scouting and Player Development. Previous to working for the Kansas City Royals, J.J. served as the Director of Minor League Operations for the Atlanta Braves. He has also been a major-league scout and a coach at the college level.
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