Jays beat bumbling Royals 4-1 in Kansas City
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Monday, April 23, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Published Monday, April 23, 2012 10:53PM EDT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer, Kelly Johnson also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the bumbling Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Monday night to complete a four-game sweep.
The Blue Jays improved to 6-1 on the road this season, while Kansas City lost its 11th straight to finish up a winless 10-game homestand. The Royals became the first team to lose its first 10 at home since the Chicago Cubs dropped 12 in a row at Wrigley Field in 1994.
Eric Hosmer scored the Royals' only run with a homer leading off the second inning.
Otherwise, Brandon Morrow (1-1) took care of the struggling Kansas City lineup. The right-hander allowed seven hits and one walk in 6 2-3 innings, and Luis Perez and Francisco Cordero did the rest. Cordero got some help from a double-play groundout in the ninth for his second save.