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Video: Paulo Orlando hauls in drive to right as Royals take ALDS Game 5

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Alex Rios gave the Royals a 3-2 lead with a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday night in Game 5 of the ALDS, but manager Ned Yost opted to sub Rios out for rangy outfielder Paulo Orlando before the top of the eighth.

The move paid off, just like most of the moves Yost has made these past two Octobers.

Kansas City took a 7-2 lead on a three-run bomb from Kendrys Morales in the bottom of the eighth and then Paulo Orlando erased any promise of a ninth-inning rally with this series-clinching catch against the right field wall

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Kansas City now faces Toronto in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series.

Joe Kelly’s suspension reduced to 5 games on appeal

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal.

Kelly was originally penalized eight games by Major League Baseball on July 29, a day after throwing a 96 mph fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and two curveballs that brushed back Carlos Correa.

The Dodgers on Wednesday confirmed the reduced penalty.

Kelly went on the 10-day injured list retroactive to last Sunday with right shoulder inflammation. He will serve his suspension when he returns.

After striking out Corea, Kelly curled his lip into a pouting expression and exchanged words with the shortstop.

Benches cleared after Kelly’s actions during the sixth inning of Los Angeles’ 5-2 win at Houston in the teams’ first meeting since it was revealed the Astros stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title over the Dodgers.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts served his one-game suspension the same day the penalty was handed down. Astros manager Dusty Baker was fined an undisclosed amount.

Kelly denied that he purposely threw at the Astros. He has previously been suspended in his career for throwing at a batter.

The penalties were imposed by former pitcher Chris Young, MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations, who issued his first ruling since taking over the job from Joe Torre.