Royals Swept In Houston

The Royals gave up five unanswered runs in loss to Astros Wednesday.

Published 07/01 2015 11:26PM

Updated 07/01 2015 11:31PM

The Astros swept the Royals Wednesday winning the series finale 6-5.

After scoring just one run in the first two games of the series, Kansas City jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. The lead was built in part by a Kendrys Morales two-run shot. The homer was Morales' tenth of the year.

In the fourth and fifth innings, the Astros used a little power of their own to get back in it.

Chris Carter and Marwin Gonzalez each hit a solo home run. After the solo shot from Gonzalez in the fifth, Jose Altuve drove in one run on a single. That was followed by Evan Gattis driving in two more with a single.

The back and forth game picked up again in the seventh. Jarrod Dyson delivered a two out, two RBI triple to tie the game at five.

In the bottom of the seventh, Chris Carter grounded a ball to Mike Moustakas at third that scored Altuve. The play was challenged by Ned Yost, but Altuve was ruled safe on the play.

Edinson Volquez got the no-decision going five innings allowing eight hits, five runs and striking out eight batters.

The loss went to Kelvin Herrera who dropped to 1-2 on the season.

The Royals begin a four game series with the Twins on Thursday at home. First pitch is set for Thursday night at 7:10.

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