Astros slam Royals 11-3


Gerrit Cole allowed one run on two hits and struck out eight over five innings as the Astros blasted the Royals 11-3 at Minute Maid Park.  It was Cole's ninth win of the season.  Yuli Gurriel led the Astros'  hit parade with a grand slam, while Evan Gattis added a pinch hit  homer.  Houston's 15-and-2 in its past 17 games.  KC starter Jason  Hammel was roughed up for nine runs across four innings.  Lucas Duda  homered for the Royals, who at 23-and-54 own the worst record in the  majors.

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