Brad Keller pitched his first major league shutout, tossing a five-hitter as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth in a row by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-0 on Sunday.
Keller (4-2) was in total command, allowing only three hits until the ninth inning. He struck two, walked one and threw 111 pitches. It was his second complete game in the majors.
Salvador Perez and Hunter Dozier homered to help Kansas City win its second consecutive series after losing its previous eight. Pittsburgh lost its fourth game in a row.
The Royals have the day off on Monday before facing Detroit for a two-game series. They haven’t played the Tigers since July.