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Kansas City Royals (7-4)


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Matz marvels as Jays beat Royals 5-1 in doubleheader opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Steven Matz held the Kansas City Royals without a hit into the sixth inning, and Jonathan Davis and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 5-1 victory in the seven-inning opener of their doubleheader Saturday.

Matz (3-0) only allowed a pair of walks before Nicky Lopez's blooper to left with one out in the sixth. Matz gave up Andrew Benintendi's two-out double later in the inning for the only other blemish on an otherwise dominant performance.

The left-hander, who gave way to Rafael Dolis for the seventh inning, struck out five around those two walks and two hits while allowing Kansas City to hit just five balls out of the infield.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Merrifield.364
HR: W. Merrifield3
RBI: W. Merrifield11
SB: A. Benintendi3
W: D. Duffy2
ERA: D. Duffy0.75
Saves: S. Barlow1
K: J. Junis15
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 75.583-
Cleveland 76.5380.5
Chi White Sox 67.4621.5
Detroit 68.4292
Minnesota 68.4292
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .247 (10)
Runs: 56 (20)
Hits: 90 (25)
Home Runs: 11 (27)
Stolen Bases: 10 (3)
OBP: .313 (14)
SLG: .389 (12)
Total Bases: 142 (26)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.32 (15)
Runs Allowed: 52 (10)
Saves: 5 (6)
Strikeouts: 101 (27)
OpBA: .259 (26)
OBP: .346 (28)
SLG: .392 (15)
Run Support: 5.14 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/17 R. Lovelady Called Up from Minors (recalled as 27th roster player)
4/14 N. Heath Designated for Assignment
4/14 C. Hernández Sent to Minors
4/14 J. Staumont Removed From 10-Day IL (COVID-19 injured list (contact tracing))
4/13 R. McBroom Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/13 J. Staumont COVID-19 injured list (contact tracing) (10-day IL)
4/12 J. Hahn Right shoulder impingement (on 10-day IL)
3/30 A. Mondesi Strained right oblique (on 10-day IL)
2/19 D. Tillo Recovery from left elbow surgery (day-to-day)
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