Royals hit 3 residence runs, beat Purple Sox 9-3 to spoil season debut of Trevor Story

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Kansas City Royals' Drew Waters scores on a double by Kyle Isbel during the seventh inning.
Kansas Metropolis Royals’ Drew Waters scores on a double by Kyle Isbel through the seventh inning. AP Picture/Steven Senne

BOSTON (AP) — Drew Waters, MJ Melendez and Michael Massey every hit two-run residence runs and the Kansas Metropolis Royals snapped a three-game shedding streak with a 9-3 win over the Boston Purple Sox on Tuesday evening.

Brady Singer (8-8) allowed three runs off 5 hits over 6 2/3 innings, and the Royals completed with six extra-base hits.

Adam Duvall had his tenth residence run of the season, and Connor Wong and Jarren Duran added RBIs for Boston, which has misplaced 5 of its final six.

Kutter Crawford (5-6) allowed three runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings, hanging out six and strolling two.

The loss spoiled the season debut of Boston’s Trevor Story, who was within the lineup for the primary time since final September after being activated off the 60-day injured record following offseason shoulder surgical procedure. He went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.

With Kansas Metropolis main 1-0 with a runner on within the fourth, Waters related on Crawford’s cutter and lofted it into Boston’s bullpen in proper area for his seventh homer of the season.

Three batters later, Crawford let a fastball get too far inside on Bobby Witt Jr., hanging him on his hand. Witt was attended to by a coach however stayed within the sport.

It was the ultimate batter for Crawford. He was changed by Brennan Bernardino, who was in a position to get out of the inning with none additional harm.

The Purple Sox minimize the result in 3-1 within the fifth when Duvall drove Singer’s sinker over the Inexperienced Monster seats in left area.

Later, Wong trimmed the hole to 3-2 with a single that scored Alex Verdugo.

The rally was short-lived.

Maikel Garcia led off the sixth with a stroll in opposition to Purple Sox reliever Dinesel Lamet, stole second, then superior to 3rd on a wild pitch. Garcia scored two batters later by way of Massey’s groundout.

Salvador Perez singled and Melendez adopted together with his tenth homer of the season to stretch the lead again to 6-2.


Royals: Proper-hander Zack Greinke was positioned on the 15-day injured record (retroactive to Aug. 7) with proper posterior elbow soreness. It’s his second IL stint this season. He missed 11 video games final month with proper shoulder tendinitis. The 39-year-old is 1-12 with a 5.53 ERA this season. In a corresponding transfer, left-hander Taylor Hearn was recalled from Triple-A Omaha.

Purple Sox: INF Yu Chang was designated for project to make room on the 40-man roster for Story. … INF/DH Justin Turner sat out Tuesday with the identical heel soreness that saved him sidelined for 3 video games final week. He’s anticipated to overlook a couple of extra video games in hope of avoiding a stint on the injured record.


Royals: RHP Jordan Lyles (3-12, 6.24 ERA) makes is twenty second begin of the season. He allowed 5 runs over 5 2/3 innings in his most up-to-date begin final week at Philadelphia to select up his third victory.

Purple Sox: Haven’t decided opener.