Meadows homers and has 4 RBIs, Rays beat Royals 7-2


Tampa Bay Rays’ Austin Meadows watches his two-run home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 27, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows homered and had four RBIs, Shane McClanahan went five scoreless innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 7-2.

Tampa Bay has won two straight after Kansas City stopped the Rays’ 11-game winning streak in the series opener Tuesday night. Meadows had a two-run triple in the first and connected on a third-inning two-run homer.

McClanahan scattered three hits and struck out six. Kansas City got a two-run homer from Ryan O’Hearn.

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