Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/24/12
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Jake Odorizzi did not get a victory in his major league debut Sunday, but the Kansas City Royals' 22-year-old right-hander was impressive. Odorizzi restricted the Cleveland Indians to a pair of Shin-Soo Choo singles and no runs the first five innings. He yielded three runs on four consecutive hits, including a two-run Carlos Santana homer, in the sixth before being pulled in the Royals' 15-4 loss. His final line read three runs on six hits, one walk and three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. "I thought Jake threw the ball really well, the first five innings really, really good," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "They got three off him in the sixth. I was proud of him. I thought he located his pitches well. I thought he had a good game plan. I thought he competed very well. I'm very pleased. "I thought he did a great job of getting ahead of the hitters. They were swinging through 91 miles per hour fastballs like they were 96 miles per hour fastballs. So he's created some deception i...
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