Lugo dominates and Reales beat TB to achieve their seventh victory

Lugo dominates and Reales beat TB to achieve their seventh victory
Lugo dominates and Reales beat TB to achieve their seventh victory

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, USA — Seth Lugo became the first pitcher to reach eight wins this season in the American League, leading the Kansas City Royals to an 8-1 victory over the Rays on Friday. of Tampa Bay.

Michael Massey and Bobby Witt Jr. each hit home runs for the Royals, who won for the seventh time.

Lugo (8-1) allowed one run and four hits, to improve his ERA from 1.79 to 1.74, the most creditable in the AL. Only the Venezuelan Ranger Suárez, of the Philadelphia Phillies, has more wins in the Major Leagues this year, with nine.

The Royals are 14 games above .500, their best record this season (33-19). Kansas City was 15-37 after 52 games last season, and didn’t reach 33 wins until Aug. 1.

Massey gave Kansas City a 5-1 lead in the fifth inning with a three-run homer off Tyler Alexander (2-3). Massey, who has 21 RBIs in his last 21 games, left in the sixth inning due to lower back stiffness.

For the Royals, Venezuelans Maikel García 4-1 with one run scored, Salvador Pérez 4-0 with one run scored, Freddy Fermin 5-2 with an RBI. Puerto Rican Nelson Velázquez was 1 for 4 with one RBI.

For the Rays, Cuban Yandy Díaz is 4-1. The Mexicans Isaac Paredes 4-1, Jonathan Aranda 4-0 with an RBI, Randy Arozarena 4-0. Panamanian José Caballero 4-1. Dominican José Siri 3-0.

 
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