Royals drop 6-1 decision to Cubs

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Chicago Cubs catcher Victor Caratini (7) is called safe by home plate umpire Alex Tosi, during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, top, was late with the tag. The Cubs defeated the Royals 6-1. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Yu Darvish pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Javier Báez drove in two runs for the Cubs, who handed Kansas City its sixth consecutive defeat.

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo each had two hits and scored twice.

Darvish was in midseason form for the second straight outing. He gave up five hits, struck out four and walked one.

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