McKenzie, Naquin propel Indians to 5-0 win over Royals

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – SEPTEMBER 02: Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates his two-run home run with Franmil Reyes #32 in the second inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 02, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Triston McKenzie tossed six innings of three-hit ball to celebrate his 23rd birthday, and Tyler Naquin hit a pair of homers for the only runs of the game as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Wednesday night.

McKenzie needed just 81 pitches thanks to six strikeouts, no walks and some slick defense behind him.

His bullpen went the rest of the way, holding the Royals without a hit over the final three innings.

Jakob Junis took the loss after giving up Naquin’s first home run.

Junis later left the game after getting hit in the arm by a line drive.


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