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Royals Bring Their Edge in Confidence to Queens

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Workers preparing Citi Field for Game 3 of the World Series. The Royals will not start Kendrys Morales in Friday’s game because designated hitters do not play in National League parks.

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Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

With his team leading the World Series by two games to none, Royals Manager Ned Yost looked relaxed Thursday afternoon during a session with members of the news media at Citi Field.

Yost had his hair combed back in a style similar to that of the former N.B.A. coach Pat Riley, whose teams won five titles. Of the 18 questions Yost was asked, only one — about benching designated hitter Kendrys Morales — touched upon the strategic changes his team would have to make against the Mets as the series shifted to a National League ballpark. Instead, the questions ranged from Yordano Ventura’s postseason (Ventura will start Game 3 for the Royals) to the Gold Glove finalists announced Thursday (four Royals were named).

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