Springer powers Astros' 9-2 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - George Springer homered in his fourth straight game and went 4 for 4 with three RBIs and scored five runs in the Houston Astros' 9-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

The Astros have won three straight, matching their longest winning streak this season, and snapped a six-game losing streak to the Royals.

Springer led off the eighth with a home run off Louis Coleman, his fifth homer in four games. He is the first Houston rookie to homer in four straight games.

Springer also had two doubles and became the first Astro to score five runs in a game since Cody Ransom on Sept. 24, 2007 against St. Louis.

Scott Feldman held the Royals to two runs and eight hits over six innings.

Royals rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura left in the third inning with discomfort in his elbow.
 

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