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Royals cruise to second straight win over Pirates

Kansas City on 5-game win streak
Royals defeat Pirates
Posted at 10:33 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 23:33:47-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Adalberto Mondesi homered and stole a base for the third consecutive game, Kyle Zimmer got his first career win after a winding path to the major leagues and the Kansas City Royals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4.

Whit Merrifield added a solo homer and the Royals won their fifth straight game.

It was the third consecutive loss for Pittsburgh.

Mondesi and Bobby Abreu in 2004 are the only players to homer and steal a base in three straight games since at least 1901, according to MLB.com.