Houston humbles Kansas City 9 to 3

Chris Carter hit two home runs, George Springer set a rookie club record for homers in a month and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 9-3 Wednesday for their fifth straight win.

The Astros, with the worst record in the AL, won three times in Kansas City for their first sweep of the season.

Houston's winning streak is its longest since a six-game string that ended last June 3.