Pasquantino hits HR, but Royals’ effort falls short at Coors Field

Pasquantino hits HR, but Royals’ effort falls short at Coors Field
Pasquantino hits HR, but Royals’ effort falls short at Coors Field

DENVER — Brenton Doyle homered for the fourth time in five games, Austin Gomber won for the first time in seven weeks and the Colorado Rockies beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Saturday.

Gomber (2-5) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings and struck out three in his first win since May 15. He outpitched Royals ace Seth Lugo.

Ryan McMahon had three hits to help Colorado win its third straight game.

Lugo (11-3) pitched six innings, allowing five hits and three runs, two earned. He struck out five and walked two.

Doyle hit his 11th homer and has had an exceptionally strong homestand, going 11-for-17 with four doubles, four homers and nine RBIs in five games.

The hit snapped Lugo’s scoreless streak of 13 innings and led to his first road loss this season. He had dominated his previous nine starts on the road, going 7-0 with a 1.93 ERA.

The Royals are 2-9 in their last 11 road games.

For the Royals, Venezuelans Maikel García 1-for-4, Salvador Pérez 1-for-4 and Freddy Fermín 1-for-3.

For the Rockies, Venezuelan Elias Diaz went 1-for-4.

 
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