Hernández strikes out eight; Royals batter Cubs 9-1

Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals’ Whit Merrifield watches his sacrifice fly to Chicago Cubs left fielder Ian Happ in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Benintendi drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the sliding Chicago Cubs 9-1 for a sweep of their weekend series.

It was Chicago’s franchise-record 13th consecutive loss at Wrigley Field.

Benintendi and Carlos Santana each had three hits in Kansas City’s sixth win in seven games.

Hunter Dozier doubled and drove in two runs.

Royals right-hander Carlos Hernández struck out a career-high eight in seven innings, also a career-best.

He allowed one run and four hits.

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