Royals’ bats awaken in 8-4 win over Blue Jays to avoid sweep


              Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
            
              Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
            
              A fan caught this home run off the bat of the Toronto Blue Jays' Zack Collins as Kansas City Royals right fielder Whit Merrifield looks on during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
            
              Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. walks to the dugout after striking out against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
            
              Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, foreground, is pulled after giving up three runs to the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
            
              Kansas City Royals' Andrew Benintendi is congratulated after scoring against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
            
              CORRECTS TO FOURTH INNING NOT THIRD Kansas City Royals' Andrew Benintendi dives safely into third base during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
            
              Kansas City Royals' Emmanuel Rivera, right, is caught stealing second base by Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman, left, during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
Royals’ bats awaken in 8-4 win over Blue Jays to avoid sweep