Cueto beats Tigers 4-0 in his Royals' home debut
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Johnny Cueto threw a four-hitter in his Kansas City home debut as the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Monday night.
Cueto (1-1) did not allow a runner past second base, struck out eight and walked none. It was his sixth career shutout and second this season.
Cueto, who was acquired from Cincinnati on July 26 for three pitching prospects, received a loud cheer as he went out for his warmup pitches and the standing ovations grew after every scoreless inning as he walked to the dugout.
Cueto struck out Anthony Gose on three pitches to begin the game as the festive Kauffman Stadium crowd roared with approval. Sluggerr, the Royals' mascot, appeared wearing a Cueto-esque mane of dreadlocks.
Tigers left-hander Matt Boyd, who was acquired from Toronto on July 30 in the David Price trade, gave up three runs in the first inning.