Astros Silence Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Collin McHugh held light-hitting Kansas City at bay over seven innings, and Matt Dominquez drove in the only run the Houston Astros needed in a 3-0 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night.

Houston tacked on two more runs off reliever Tim Collins in the eighth, and Tony Sipp and Chad Qualls breezed through the final two innings without allowing a hit to complete the shutout.

McHugh scattered five hits while striking out nine without issuing a walk to earn his first win in five starts. He stranded a runner at third base in the second inning and runners at second and third in the fifth, but otherwise cruised through the Kansas City lineup.

The only run Jeremy Guthrie allowed came when Dominquez followed up a pair of one-out walks to Dexter Fowler and Jason Castro with a single in the fourth inning.

The Royals will look to avoid the sweep against the Astros on Wednesday afternoon at 1:10pm.
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Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has undergone an MRI that revealed no ligament damage to his sore right elbow. Ventura was lifted from Monday night’s loss to Houston due to discomfort in his elbow and will miss his next start.
Even though the Royals received good news on Ventura, top prospect Kyle Zimmer has been shut down until July after straining a muscle in his back.