Duffy dazzles; Royals romp

Danny Duffy allowed two hits over six innings as the Kansas City Royals shut out the host Cleveland Indians, 3-0, Monday. Duffy typically has struggled against the Tribe, having lost to Cleveland 12 times in his career.

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April 6, 2021 - 10:19 AM

Starting pitcher Danny Duffy of the Kansas City Royals pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians Monday. Photo by Jason Miller / Getty Images / TNS

CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Duffy’s days of being bullied by the Indians are over. He’s hitting back.

Duffy, who went more than two years without a win over Cleveland, pitched six innings of two-hit ball to beat a longtime nemesis and Whit Merrifield drove in all of Kansas City’s runs with a homer and sacrifice fly, leading the Royals over the Indians 3-0 on Monday.

Duffy (1-0) came in with 12 career losses against the Indians — his most against any team. But the left-hander was in control from the outset and gave the Royals their best start of the young season.

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