Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort

Randall Craig
June 9, 2017

Moustakas had four hits and three RBI's.

"A.J. said he's been sick and throwing up", Yost said.

But things changed as with the injuries to Charlie Morton and Joe Musgrove certainly tested the wits of our bullpen. He was scratched from Wednesday night's start because of illness. The Kansas City Royals have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Dayan Diaz will get the start tonight.

Gennett was the star of the day, becoming just the 17th player in Major League Baseball history to hit four home runs in a game to power the Cincinnati Reds past the St Louis Cardinals 13-1. I've heard a few conflicting opinions, including a conversation on The Ringer's MLB Show podcast last week, where some analysts believe the team can get by with what they have.

"I definitely wanted to go back out there", Hammel said.

Perez had singled for the Royals first hit, and with two outs, Cuthbert doubled to the corner.

As Earl Weaver once said: "Momentum is the next day's starting pitcher".

Vargas (8-3) allowed two runs on a home run and RBI single from Brian McCann.

It looked like Soria had gotten out of the jam when he induced a ground ball from Josh Reddick, but Escobar booted it and two Astros scored after the ball trickled into shallow center field.

The Astros put up three runs in the eighth to cut the Royals' lead to two, but Joakim Soria worked out of the trouble and Kelvin Herrera picked up his 13th save.

The pitching showdown Wednesday between Jason Vargas and Dallas Keuchel never materialized because Keuchel didn't materialize.

The Royals made four roster moves, including recalling IF Ramon Torres, who they signed as a 16-year-old in 2009 out of the Dominican Republic.

The Astros optioned LHP Reymin Guduan, who had pitched the past two nights, to Triple-A Fresno to make room for Diaz.

Lance McCullers Jr. almost threw a no-hitter and it got worse for the KC Royals, who at least earned a split against the AL-leading Astros.

Astros: INF Marwin Gonzalez was not in the lineup with a left hand contusion and swelling.

Royals: C Salvador Perez was removed after eight innings after his left thumb was bent back while catching a sinker from Scott Alexander when Beltran struck out. We'll see how he feels when he holds a bat. RHP Jason Hammel (2-6, 5.93 ERA) v.

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