Ventura shakes off rough debut, says arm feels fine

Right-hander labors in first, allows four runs on four hits

Ventura shakes off rough debut, says arm feels fine

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura is shaking off his shaky first Cactus League start.

Ventura, who last pitched in Game 6 of the World Series that resulted in a 10-0 win, labored through the first inning Friday against the Indians. Ventura gave up four hits and four runs, while walking two and striking out one.

The Royals won, 11-9, to improve to 3-0. Ventura threw 34 pitches, 18 for strikes.

Ventura said his pitches were "a little bit too straight."

"Next time I'll make some adjustments," he said. "And next time I'll throw more strikes."

All in all, though, Ventura reported his arm felt great.

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jflanagankc. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.