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Blue Jays use big inning to rout Royals

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Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind reaches for the ball as the Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer crosses the bag during sixth inning of an MLB game in Toronto on Saturday.

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TORONTO — Toronto’s booming offense made life easy for Marcus Stroman in his first major league start.
Juan Francisco had three hits and four RBIs, Adam Lind went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and the Blue Jays used a seven-run first inning to rout the Kansas City Royals 12-2 on Saturday.
Stroman said having Toronto’s potent lineup behind him was “like playing a video game with a cheat team.”
“Everyone is like a 100 level,” he said.
The AL East-leading Blue Jays snapped a two-game losing streak and finished May with a 21-9 record. Toronto has won 15 ...


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