Kansas City Royals' Cheslor Cuthbert celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by Alcides Escobar during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.
The anticipated pitching duel between Vargas (8-3) and Dallas Keuchel, who have the two best ERAs in the majors, never materialized.
Astros: LHP Dallas Keuchel takes a nine-game winning streak into his Wednesday start.
Aoki singled off Royals starter and 15-game victor Jason Hammel in the sixth for his 1,998th hit over the course of his career in Japan and the major leagues, then came around to score on a balk for the Astros' first run.
McCullers was removed after seven innings, permitting one run and two hits, while striking out eight and walking two.
Moustakas ripped a slider off Astros reliever Ken Giles to give the Royals a walk-off win. Hammel allowed four hits and struck out four in seven innings.
With four victories in six games, the Royals have clinched the season series against the Astros, who own baseball's best record.
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Ian Holloway , ex-television pundit and now Queens Park Rangers manager, had labelled Huddersfield as relegation candidates. The parade left the John Smith's Stadium at about 17:40 BST for the short trip to St George's Square.
Keuchel leads both lists and he was looking to become the fifth pitcher since 1987 to start the season with a 10-0 record.
Lester lost at Wrigley Field for the first time in almost 13 months, while the Cubs dropped their second straight after winning a season-high five in a row.
You call up a twenty-four year old pitcher and ask him to stop an 11 game win streak. Carlos Gonzalez also hit a home run for the Rockies, who can sweep the two-game interleague set today.
Astros: RHP Joe Musgrove (shoulder discomfort) threw a bullpen Thursday and could come off the DL and start Monday against Texas.
The Astros entered the ninth inning with the game still tied and the Astros offense feasted on Kelvin Herrera and Peter Moylan. 3B Marwin Gonzalez (bruised left hand) was not in the lineup, but was available to pinch hit. "We've seen that out of our group".
For his big league career, Keuchel has managed a 3.60 ERA over the course of 146 regular season appearances, 137 starts and 914.2 innings of work.
Jason Castro homered off Seattle starter Christian Bergman (3-3) in the fourth, but was the only major mistake made by the right-hander.
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