Cardinals can’t find answer for Duffy, Royals

Cardinals can’t find answer for Duffy, Royals

Danny Duffy pitched eight impressive innings and Kendrys Morales continued his torrid streak with four hits and two RBIs as Kansas City topped St. Louis Cardinals.

Duffy’s outing matched the longest of his career. He gave up two runs in the first inning and nothing after that. He allowed six hits, struck out eight and walked none.

Duffy (3-1), who walked four in his previous start and lasted just 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the New York Mets, lowered his ERA to 3.24. He threw 68 strikes in 101 pitches before Joakim Soria replaced him in the ninth.

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