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Toronto 11, Kansas City 4
When: 1:07 PM ET, Monday, July 1, 2019
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Temperature: 70°
Umpires: Home - Tripp Gibson III, 1B - Chris Segal, 2B - Brennan Miller, 3B - Mark Carlson
Attendance: 29339

Freddy Galvis homered twice, Cavan Biggio and Randal Grichuk each had four RBIs, and left-hander Clayton Richard won for the first time in more than a year as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the visiting Kansas City Royals 11-4 on Monday afternoon.

Richard (1-4) allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings on Canada Day to earn his first win since June 22, 2018, when he was with the San Diego Padres. He was 0-9 with a 7.10 ERA in 18 starts between wins.

Teoscar Hernandez also hit a home run for the Blue Jays, who took three of four games in the series with the Royals.

Kansas City starter Glenn Sparkman (2-4) allowed eight runs on nine hits, including three home runs, along with one walk and strikeout in three innings.

The Blue Jays, who had 18 hits in the game, scored twice in the first. Eric Sogard singled and took third on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s double and scored on Biggio's groundout to second. Grichuk -- who was 4-for-5 -- followed with an RBI single.

The Blue Jays added five runs in the second. Hernandez hit his eighth homer this season and Galvis hit his 13th. Guerrero walked and took third on a double by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Biggio hit a two-run double and scored on Grichuk's single.

Galvis homered again in the third to make it 8-0.

The Royals, who finished their road trip at 2-5, scored three in the fourth. Nicky Lopez singled and was forced at second on Alex Gordon's grounder. Hunter Dozier walked and Jorge Soler, Cheslor Cuthbert and Humberto Arteaga each had RBI singles.

Brian Flynn replaced Sparkman and walked Guerrero and Gurriel and allowed RBI singles to Biggio and Grichuk in the fourth.

The Blue Jays added a run in the sixth on Gurriel's infield hit, Biggio's single and Grichuk's RBI single.

The Royals scored a run in the seventh against David Phelps on Martin Maldonado's double and Whit Merrifield's single.

Flynn, who allowed three runs in four innings, was replaced by Wily Peralta, who pitched around two singles in the bottom of the eighth.

Sam Gaviglio was perfect with three strikeouts in the eighth and ninth innings for the Blue Jays.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Toronto
Glenn Sparkman Player Clayton Richard
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 4
9 Hits 7
24.00 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Kansas City   Toronto
Hunter Dozier Player Randal Grichuk
2 Hits 4
0 RBI 4
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.667 Avg .800
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 9 0 11 .265 9 8 4 1 0 0
Toronto 18 3 31 .462 20 3 11 4 0 0