Royals finish May 9-20 after another loss to Guardians

Austin Hedges, Andrew Benintendi, Jansen Visconti
Posted at 10:47 PM, May 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-31 23:47:36-04

CLEVELAND — Austin Hedges hit a three-run homer and rookie Oscar Gonzalez doubled in two runs, sending the Cleveland Guardians to an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Hedges' third-inning drive to left barely cleared the 19-foot wall and scored Ernie Clement and Oscar Mercado, extending Cleveland's lead to 6-2.

The Guardians put 11 men on base in the first three frames against Daniel Lynch.

Gonzalez, who is 9 for 21 through five games in the majors, tacked on a two-run double in the sixth.

Cal Quantrill worked 6 1/3 innings to remain unbeaten in his career at Progressive Field and against the Royals.