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David Wright homers but Royals retake lead in Game 3 of the World Series

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Update (8:45 PM EDT): The Royals didn’t take that lying down. They led off the top of the second with three consecutive hits against Syndergaard. Salvador Perez blooped a single to left field, Alex Gordon ripped a liner to right field, and Alex Rios doubled to left. Gordon was called out on a tag play at third base following a replay review. Pitcher Yordano Ventura laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Rios to third base. During the next at-bat against Alcides Escobar, catcher Travis d'Arnaud was unable to block a Syndergaard pitch in the dirt, allowing Rios to score from third.

Can’t keep the Royals down for long.

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The Mets found themselves in a familiar hole after the top of the first inning on Friday night, shortly after Game 3 of the World Series had gone underway. The Royals used a double, an infield single, and a fielder’s choice ground out to push across a run against Mets starter Noah Syndergaard. Already down two games to none in a best-of-seven series, falling into an early deficit in Game 3 could have been a morale destroyer.

In the bottom half of the first inning, however, the Mets wasted no time putting pressure on Royals starter Yordano Ventura. Outfielder Curtis Granderson led off with an infield single, and third baseman David Wright promptly hammered a two-run home run to left field. Ventura was able to retire Daniel Murphy, Yoenis Cespedes, and Lucas Duda to escape the inning, but not before the damage was done.

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Luis Urías to miss six to eight weeks with fractured hamate bone

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Robert Murray reports that Brewers infielder Luis Urías underwent surgery to repair a fractured left hamate bone, suffered during a game in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. The club expects him to miss six to eight weeks, which likely means he will not start the regular season on time.

The Brewers acquired Urías from the Padres along with pitcher Eric Lauer in late November in exchange for pitcher Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham.

Last season with the Padres, Urías hit .223/.329/.326 across 249 plate appearances. While his offense isn’t anything to write home about, he does play above-average defense with the ability to play several positions.

Urías was slated to be the regular shortstop, so his late start likely means Orlando Arcia will get another chance to prove himself. Arcia has failed to live up to expectations across four seasons in the big leagues thus far.