Royals Sweep Astros, Extend Winning Streak to Seven

Royals Sweep Astros, Extend Winning Streak to Seven

The Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to seven games with a dominant 13-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep. The Royals' offensive explosion was led by Bobby Witt Jr., who had four hits, including two home runs and five RBIs.

The Royals wasted no time in taking control of the game, scoring nine runs in the first inning. Vinnie Pasquantino, who had been struggling at the plate, contributed three hits and three RBIs to the rally. The Royals sent 15 batters to the plate in the inning, tying a club record with 11 hits.

Brady Singer pitched five solid innings for the Royals, allowing only one run on five hits. The Astros' Hunter Brown struggled mightily, giving up nine runs and 11 hits in just two-thirds of an inning.

The Astros managed to get on base throughout the game but could only muster a solo home run from Yainer Diaz in the fourth inning and two runs in the sixth. The Royals' bullpen, which had been lights-out in recent games, allowed two runs in the sixth, snapping a 19 1/3-inning scoreless streak.

The Royals' perfect seven-game homestand against the White Sox and Astros marked only the third time in franchise history that they have played at least seven games on a homestand without a loss. The other two instances occurred in 1988 and 1985, the year they won their first World Series.

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