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ROYALS BASHED

Athletics tee off on Kansas City to end Royals’ win streak 11-3

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws during the first inning.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning streak.
Lester (13-7) has won all three of his start since the A’s acquired him in July 31 trade for All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Lester struck out nine and allowed three runs on six hits and two walks.
The Royals have won 11 of 13 with both losses to Lester, who is 9-3 with a 1.84 ERA in 13 career starts against Kansas City ...


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