Astros bounce back, blank Royals, 4-0

Michael A. Taylor, Jason Castro
Posted at 10:55 PM, Aug 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-24 23:55:22-04

HOUSTON — Luis Garcia pitched into the seventh inning and two relievers completed a four-hitter to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Garcia struck out seven and scattered four hits across 6 2/3 sharp innings.

Ryne Stanek got the next four outs before Kendall Graveman worked a perfect ninth.

Houston's strong pitching performance cooled off the hot-hitting Royals, who had scored 26 runs during a four-game winning streak.