Royals' perfect homestand vs. Astros aided by huge days from Witt, Pasquantino

Blair Kerkhoff, The Kansas City Star on

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This is the 56th year of Royals baseball, and Thursday’s 13-3 victory over the Houston Astros marked only the third time they’ve completed a homestand with at least a 7-0 record.

It’s early, but the good times are rolling for the Royals.

They jumped on the Astros for nine runs in the first inning of Thursday’s series finale at Kauffman Stadium and then coasted home to improve to 9-4 this season.

The perfect homestand mark matches a 7-0 showing in 1988 and an 8-0 stand in 1985. The Royals finished 84-77 in 1988 and 91-71 in their World Series title year of 1985.

A nine-run first inning ended any mystery Thursday. The Royals tacked on another run in the sixth and three more in the seventh.

Bobby Witt Jr. crushed the baseball, going 4 for 5 with five RBIs. He homered in the first inning ... and the seventh.


And the slump-busting continued for Vinnie Pasquantino, who finished 3 for 5. He entered Wednesday’s game with a .108 batting average and added 114 points to that in KC’s past two games.

Here are the highlights from Thursday’s matinee:

Witt’s amazing day

Witt, the Royals’ phenomenal shortstop, was a highlight reel with his bat and glove.


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