56
      Thursday
      68 / 47
      Friday
      77 / 57
      Saturday
      78 / 54

      Alcides Escobar helps lead the Royals past the Blue Jays

      Alcides Escobar delivered a two-run double in the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals held on for a tense 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night. Eric Hosmer drove in the other two runs for the Royals, whose bullpen blew a 2-0 lead for young starter Yordano Ventura before holding on to beat Toronto with a late rally for the second straight night. Kansas City won the series opener 10-7 behind a six-run eighth inning. Kelvin Herrera (1-1) stranded runners on second and third in the seventh, and Wade Davis struck out Jose Reyes to leave the bases loaded in the eighth.

      Greg Holland worked around a double in the ninth for his seventh save in seven tries. Drew Hutchison (1-2) allowed all four runs on five hits in seven innings for Toronto.

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