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Posted at 10:52 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 23:52:35-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Game 1

Brad Keller pitched hitless ball into the sixth inning and extended his shutout streak, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader.

Keller is 3-0 this season after coming back from a positive test for COVID-19 and hasn't permitted a run in 17 2/3 innings.

Pitching in the seven-inning game, Keller held the Reds without a hit until Tucker Barnhart singled to begin the sixth.

Cincinnati played for the first time since Friday night. The Reds had games against Pittsburgh called off Saturday and Sunday after a player tested positive for the virus, and the series opener at Kauffman Stadium was postponed for additional testing.

Game 2

Trevor Bauer pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 to split a doubleheader marked by strong starting pitching.

In the opener of the two seven-inning games, Brad Keller didn't allow a hit until the sixth and extended his shutout streak, leading the Royals past the Reds 4-0.

Bauer allowed only a single by Adalberto Mondesi in the fifth inning. He walked three and struck out nine, lowering his ERA to 0.68.

After the game's final out, Bauer unbuttoned his jersey to reveal a T-shirt depicting him throwing the ball over the center-field wall in his final start before Cleveland traded him away.