Major League Baseball
Kansas City 4, Toronto 1
When: 7:07 PM ET, Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Temperature: Indoors
Umpires: Home - Victor Carapazza, 1B - D.J. Reyburn, 2B - Brian Walsh, 3B - Adam Hamari
Attendance: 27189

Michael Massey hit a two-run home run, left-hander Cole Ragans struck out nine and the visiting Kansas City Royals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Tuesday night.

The Royals ended a three-game losing streak and evened the three-game series with the Blue Jays.

Toronto right-hander Jose Berrios (4-2) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Ragans (2-2) yielded one run, four hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. He left the game with a left calf cramp.

Kansas City took the lead in the second on Massey's first home run of the season. Salvador Perez led off the inning with a single, and Massey followed by blasting a slurve to right-center.

Davis Schneider smacked a single with one out in the bottom of the frame, but he was thrown out by right fielder Hunter Renfroe while attempting to stretch it into a double.

Berrios retired nine batters in a row before Freddy Fermin singled to open the fifth, but Berrios soon got Renfroe to ground into an inning-ending double play.

Toronto scored a run in the sixth. Isiah Kiner-Falefa opened the inning with a single and took third on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s two-out base hit. Bo Bichette, who entered Tuesday in a 2-for-22 funk, then hit an RBI single.

Berrios overcame a single and a walk in the top of the seventh.

Ragans walked Ernie Clement and Kiner-Falefa with two outs in the bottom of the seventh before being visited by the trainer. John Schreiber took over on the mound and ended the inning on a comebacker.

The Royals scored twice in the eighth.

Maikel Garcia singled with two outs against Erik Swanson, stole second and scored on a double into the left field corner by Bobby Witt Jr. Genesis Cabrera entered in relief and allowed an RBI double to Vinnie Pasquantino, who snapped an 0-for-26 drought with the run-scoring hit.

James McArthur pitched a perfect ninth to earn his seventh save of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Toronto
Cole Ragans Player Jose Berrios
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 7.0
9 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 5
1.35 ERA 2.57
Kansas City   Toronto
Salvador Perez Player Isiah Kiner-Falefa
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.667 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 8 1 13 .250 8 4 4 2 1 0
Toronto 4 0 4 .133 7 11 1 3 0 0