Jarrod Dyson and Alex Gordon each had three hits and Alcides Escobar drove in three runs, as the Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 8-3 Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Dyson, known for his speed and lack of power, has not homered in 291 at-bats in the majors. In the third inning he sent Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo to the warning track. Manager Ned Yost poked fun after the game. “That’s a Jarrod Dyson cycle, I would call it…a single, double, triple and a ball to the wall,” Yost said. “That’s as close to the cycle as he’s ever going to get I think.”
Luke Hochevar settled down to get the win after giving up three early runs. He finished with six innings worth of work to pick up his seventh win of the season. The Royals finished the month of July 7-19.