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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jeremy Guthrie kept the Indians off-balance, Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon homered and the Kansas City Royals routed Cleveland 9-0 on Sunday to open the first day-night doubleheader in the history of Kauffman Stadium.
Guthrie (3-0) allowed six hits over 6 2-3 innings for his 16th consecutive start without a loss, tying the Royals’ record set by Paul Splittorf from Aug. 13, 1977-April 22, 1978.
Escobar’s solo shot came in the fifth inning and Gordon’s two-run homer came in the eighth, capping a big day for the Kansas City hitters. Jarrod Dyson also drove in a pair of runs, and Mike Moustakas had a single and three walks – one with the bases loaded.
Justin Masterson (4-2) allowed seven runs in 6 1-3 innings for the Indians.