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Wade Davis’ Curveball – He made it more dramatic than he would have liked in the ninth, but Davis was still able to shut the door on the Blue Jays and send his Royals to the World Series. He struck out Ben Revere for the second out in the final frame with this nasty Curveball down-and-in.
David Price’s Cutter – It wasn’t his best, but Price held the Royals to just 3 ER while striking out eight across 6.2 innings of work. Alcides Escobar had some trouble against the Toronto ace as he swung through this inside Cutter in the fifth.
David Price‘s Curveball – Price also had an effective hook through the game that helped him rack up the Ks. He struck out Salvador Perez in the second inning with this sweet backdoor Curveball that just nips the outside corner.
Kelvin Herrera’s Fastball – Sometimes all you want is pure heat, and Herrera delivered in the 7th inning. Chris Colabello simply couldn’t catch up to this 100 MPH Fastball and trudged back to the dugout.
Yordano Ventura’s Curveball – Ventura did his part for the Royals, holding the Jays to just one run in over five innings. He started strong, getting Josh Donaldson to whiff at this heavy bender in the dirt.
Ryan Madson’s Fastball – Despite allowing a two-run blast to Jose Bautista, Madson made some good pitches in his relief appearance, including this comeback 97 MPH Fastball that stunned Josh Donaldson.
GIF Of The Night
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