KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Scott Richmond pitched seven sharp
innings, Vernon Wells drove in three runs and the Toronto Blue Jays
beat the Kansas City Royals 8-1 Tuesday night.
Aaron Hill, who leads the majors with 36 hits and has a hit in
all but one game this year, had three hits, raising his average to
.371, and two RBIs.
Richmond (3-0), a rookie right-hander, limited the Royals to one
run and five hits over seven innings. Richmond, a 29-year-old
right-hander who pitched three seasons with Edmonton in independent
leagues before signing with the Blue Jays in November 2007, walked
three and struck out five, lowering his ERA to 2.70.
Royals starter Gil Meche left after 3 2-3 innings with lower
back stiffness and will be evaluated further Wednesday.
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