Blue Jays Hand Royals Ninth Straight Loss
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Colby Rasmus hit two home runs to help make Drew Hutchison a winner in his major league debut and the Toronto Blue Jays handed the Kansas City Royals their ninth straight loss, 9-5 Saturday night.
Edwin Encarnacion also homered and drove in three runs for the Blue Jays.
Hutchison, who had never pitched above Double-A, left after 99 pitches and 5 1-3 innings, allowing five runs and eight hits, including two homers. Hutchison became the eighth youngest starting pitcher in Blue Jays history at 21 years, 243 days.
The Royals losing skid is their longest since losing 10 in a row July 10-24, 2009.