Gordon & Hochevar lead Royals over Cubs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI double in a four-run first inning and Luke Hochevar won another afternoon start as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 Sunday. Hochevar is 9-3 with a 4.43 ERA in 14 day starts the past two seasons, compared to 2-11 with a 5.28 ERA in 21 appearances at night. He picked up just his second victory in his last 10 starts, with both coming in afternoon games. Hochevar (5-8) departed after 5 2-3 innings. He gave up three runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out five. Louis Coleman struck out D.J. LeMahieu to end the sixth with the bases loaded.

The Royals will go west this week to San Diego and Colorado. First pitch at Petco Park against the Padres will be Monday night at 9:05pm, and pregame begins at 8:30 on KMAN on the Royals Radio Network.