TORONTO (AP) – Aaron Sanchez pitched eight innings to win his eighth straight decision, Josh Donaldson and Darwin Barney each hit two-run singles in a four-run seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Monday night.
Troy Tulowitzki had two hits, his third multi-hit game in the past four, as the Blue Jays won a rematch of last year’s ALCS, which Kansas City won in six games.
Sanchez (9-1) has not lost since April 22, against Oakland. He allowed one run and three hits and matched the longest start of his career.
Sanchez retired the first seven batters he faced and held the Royals hitless until Cheslor Cuthbert’s two-out single to center in the fifth. The next hitter, Alcides Escobar, grounded out.
Michael Saunders gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead with an RBI groundout off Edinson Volquez in the first.
Toronto nearly doubled its lead in the fourth but Alex Gordon threw out Edwin Encarnacion trying to score from second on Kevin Pillar’s two-out single to left.
Kansas City tied it when Kendrys Morales homered off Sanchez to begin the seventh, his 15th.
Salina, KS – Police say as of Monday afternoon they have John James Brown in custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest on Sunday.
Brown was a suspect in a stabbing that sent two men to the hospital early Sunday morning.
The two men who had been attacked with a knife at a northeast Salina residence and were taken to Salina Regional.
One of the victims sustained a cut to his hand and the other had been stabbed in the torso and was listed in serious condition.
Brown was wanted on suspicion of aggravated battery and attempted first degree murder and considered armed and dangerous.
Brown was apprehended by a SWAT unit in southeast Saline County Monday afternoon with the assistance from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office and the KHP Air Unit.