Escobar has 3 hits in Royals’ 3-2 win over Brewers
Milwaukee loses sixth game in a row
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar had three hits and scored twice and Jeremy Guthrie pitched six effective innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Thursday night.
Escobar doubled to lead off the Royals’ two-run first then scored on Lorenzo Cain’s sacrifice fly. Escobar singled in the second, stole second base and scored on Mike Moustakas’ two-out single.
Kendrys Morales’ two-out single in the first drove in Eric Hosmer, who had doubled, with the other Royals’ run.
Guthrie (5-4) picked up his first victory since May 20, allowing two runs and seven hits, walked none and struck out four.
Greg Holland worked the ninth to earn his 12th save in 13 opportunities.
With the victory, Ned Yost surpassed Whitey Herzog as the winningest manager in Royals’ history with 411 wins.