Royals Snap Losing Streak with 4-1 Win over Blue Jays

Royals Snap Losing Streak with 4-1 Win over Blue Jays

The Kansas City Royals snapped their three-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, thanks to a strong performance from starting pitcher Cole Ragans and a two-run home run from Michael Massey.

Ragans, a left-hander, allowed just one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings, striking out nine batters. He left the game due to cramping in his left calf, but the Royals bullpen held the Blue Jays scoreless over the final 2 1/3 innings.

Massey's home run came in the second inning off Blue Jays starter José Berríos, giving the Royals an early 2-0 lead. Berríos pitched well, allowing only two runs on five hits over seven innings, but he took the loss after Ragans outdueled him.

Bobby Witt Jr. also contributed to the Royals' victory, reaching base three times and driving in a run. Vinnie Pasquantino added an RBI double in the eighth inning to extend the Royals' lead to 4-1.

The Blue Jays managed just one run on six hits against the Royals' pitching staff. Bo Bichette drove in Toronto's lone run with a two-out RBI single in the sixth inning.

With the win, the Royals improved to 17-11 in April, their most victories in a month since going 17-9 in June 2017. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, fell to 13-15 on the season.

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