Hedges’ three-run homer helps Guardians beat Royals 8-3
By BRIAN DULIK
CLEVELAND (AP) — 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.