Royals Beat Astros for Fourth Straight Win

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago June 08, 2013 Jun 8, 2013 Saturday, June 08 2013 Saturday, June 08, 2013 8:26:00 PM CDT in Baseball
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Ervin Santana pitched seven snappy innings and the Kansas City Royals finally backed him up with some offense in a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

Santana (4-5) entered the game with the worst run support among qualifying pitchers in the American League, a big reason why he already had six fruitless tries to win his 100th career game.

He finally reached the milestone thanks to a seemingly endless series of singles and doubles off Astros starter Erik Bedard (1-3), who failed to make it through the fifth inning.

Meanwhile, Santana allowed five hits in seven innings, striking out six without a walk. The only damage he allowed came on an RBI single by Jose Altuve and a solo homer by Chris Carter.

Lorenzo Cain had a pair of RBIs to lead the Royals.

 

 

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