Cardinals hammer Royals in Matheny's return to St. Louis

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Posted at 5:43 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 06:43:30-04

ST. LOUIS — Paul DeJong drove in three runs in his second game back from battling COVID-19 and Jack Flaherty tossed five shutout innings to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 9-3.

Paul Goldschmidt homered and also drove in three for the Cardinals, who have won four of five.

Flaherty allowed one hit, struck out three and did not walk a batter.

Brad Keller had not permitted run in his first three starts this season for the Royals, covering 17 2/3 innings. That string was halted by DeJong's sacrifice fly in the first.