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Red-Hot Royals: Kansas City Challenges Cleveland Guardians with 10-3 Win

The Kansas City Royals are making their move on the Cleveland Guardians.

Cleveland came to town with the best record in baseball, but the Royals beat them 10-3 to take the first half of the four-game series.

The Guardians have lost three in a row, but they still hold a seven-game lead in the American League Central Division over the Royals and Minnesota Twins.

Triston McKenzie (3-5) had another rough outing on the mound for the Guardians, as he didn’t make it out of the third inning.


Jose Ramirez blasted his 22nd home run in the first inning, but the Royals scored the next seven runs off McKenzie and relievers Pedro Avila and Darren McCaughan.

The Royals uprising included back-to-back homers by Salvador Perez and Hunter Renfroe in the second inning. Center fielder Kyle Isbel, the No. 9 hitter, went deep in the fourth inning.

Cleveland cut the lead to 7-3 on an RBI groundout by Tyler Freeman in the seventh and a sacrifice fly by Daniel Schneemann in the eighth.

Kansas City removed all doubt in the eighth inning. Mikael Garcia scored on a wild pitch by McCaughan, who then gave up a two-run bomb to Vinny Pasquantino.


One of Cleveland’s best qualities has been their ability to avoid a four-game losing streak.

We’ll see if that continues today at 4:10 p.m. Tanner Bibee (6-2) will take the mound for Cleveland against the Royals’ Cole Ragans (5-5).


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