The Royals’ bullpen and Ian Kennedy wobble as Blue Jays complete sweep

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April 18, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Major League Baseball: Blue Jays 15, Royals 5

TORONTO — Royals manager Ned Yost sat in his office at the Rogers Centre on Wednesday afternoon and shook off the idea that starting pitcher Ian Kennedy’s early-season success had in any way shocked him.

Kennedy, a 33-year-old right-hander in his third year with the Royals, had only allowed two runs in 18 innings spanning his first three starts. He had earned one of the Royals’ precious few victories to begin this 2018 campaign. He was off to his best start since joining the Royals in 2016.

But of all the things that could have surprised Yost about the start of the season, it wasn’t Kennedy’s body of work.

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