KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jakob Junis ran his consecutive scoreless streak to 14 innings as the Royals staked him to a seven-run lead, and a shaky Kansas City bullpen held on after giving most of it back for a 7-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Juniors (1-0) was charged with two runs on five into the sixth, but both runs scored with reliever Jake Newberry on the mound.
Kyle Zimmer gave up a run, and Scott Barlow put two on with one out in the ninth before getting Bo Bichette to pop out and striking outJr. for his first save.
Guerrero finished a triple shy of the cycle for the field and landed an estimated 456 feet from home plate.. The highlight for them was his two-out homer in the seventh that soared over the fountains in left
It certainly wasn’t Toronto spot-starter Anthony Kay (0-1), who gave up five runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings.
The Royals had been in an offensive slumber before breaking out against the Angels on Wednesday. A lineup built to drive the ball into the significant gaps at Kauffman StadiumThursday night. Andrew Benintendi began the scoring with an before Kay even recorded an out. Nicky Lopez continued with an RBI triple in the third – then scored on an error by third baseman Cavan Biggio. But the big blow to the came in the fifth when four of the first six batters that Kansas City sent to the plate dropped doubles into the outfield.
Jorge Soler led off with the 100th double of his career. Hunter Dozier and Hanser Alberto followed with one-out images. And Whit Merrifield capped the four-run frame with a two-run.
Junis’ streak of 14 straight scoreless innings to start the season finally ended in the sixth when Newberry allowed both of the runners he inherited to score during what became a four-run inning for the.
The Blue Jays put RHPs Ross Stripling (right flexor strain) and Jordan Romano (right ulnar neuritis) on the. Kay was Joel Payamps, who pitched in relief. “It was tightness,” manager Charlie Montoyo said of Stripling, the fourth starter to land on the IL. “We it’s that bad, but it’s not good enough for him to pitch in 10 days; we know that for sure.”
Biggio left in the fifth inning with pain in his right hand. Joe Panik a two-run double. Royals: SS Adalberto Mondesi has ramped up his movement, but there , manager Mike Matheny said. Mondesi has been on the with a strained right oblique since the start of the season.
Thewill send LHP Steven Matz (2-0, 1.46 ERA) against Royals RHP Mike Minor (1-0, 4.50) on Friday night unless rain is forecasted to last most of the day washes things out. Minor is 4-0 in seven career appearances against Toronto.
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