The follow-through of Yordano Ventura can resemble a combination of beauty and chaos. His right leg rises to his waist and whip-saws his body toward first base. His right arm resembles a windmill. His limbs flail as his body absorbs the energy created by the velocity of his fastball.

At times in Friday’s 6-3 Royals victory over the Rangers, the chaos overrode the beauty. Manager Ned Yost watched his 23-year-old starter battling himself for six innings of one-run baseball. His changeup failed to function. His delivery wasn’t repeated. Fastball soared in the upper portion of the strike zone.

And yet …

“All in all,” Yost said, “I thought he threw a good ballgame for us.”

Ventura, 10-9, 3.40 ERA, exemplifies brute force in a small package. He unleashed that fury on the Rangers, burying them with heaters.

At 23, Ventura is still shaping the finer edges of his repertoire. Against Texas he demonstrated nuance is not always necessary as Kansas City, 71-56, triumphed for the fifth time in the first seven games of this road trip. The Rangers notched only four hits against Ventura. He offset three walks with six strikeouts.

“He had good stuff,” Royals first baseman Billy Butler said. “He was throwing hard. He was throwing all of his pitches. Once we gave him the lead, he preserved it.”

Facing a shell of a club, the Royals never showed much strain. Butler and Josh Willingham paced the offense with a pair of solo homers. Lorenzo Cain rapped three hits and scored twice.

For Yost, the lone frustration was the sustained infirmity of his middle relievers. Handed a four-run lead in the seventh, Francisley Bueno surrendered a pair of doubles. Both runners came around to score, and Yost was forced to utilize his trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland.