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Kansas City Royals (44-79)


Fri. 8/16 Sat. 8/17 Sun. 8/18 Mon. 8/19 Tue. 8/20
vs. NYM
W 4-1
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vs. NYM
L 1-4
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NYM 11 - 5 KC
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Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record, Mets crown Royals 11-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Pete Alonso hit his 40th home run to break the National League rookie record, capping a late outburst by the New York Mets in their 11-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Michael Conforto hit a long homer in the first inning and drove in four runs. Amed Rosario put the Mets ahead 6-4 with a two-run single in the seventh, and Alonso went deep in the ninth on an 0-2 pitch. He snapped a tie with Cody Bellinger, who launched 39 long balls for the Dodgers in 2017 on the way to winning Rookie of the Year honors.

Back in the thick of a crowded NL wild-card race thanks to a second-half surge, New York completed a 3-3 road trip and improved to 24-10 since the All-Star break.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Merrifield.301
HR: J. Soler35
RBI: J. Soler88
SB: A. Mondesi31
W: J. Junis8
ERA: B. Keller4.10
Saves: I. Kennedy21
K: J. Junis142
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 7548.610-
Cleveland 7451.5922
Chi White Sox 5567.45119.5
Kansas City 4480.35531.5
Detroit 3784.30637
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (24)
Runs: 530 (27)
Hits: 1028 (23)
Home Runs: 125 (28)
Stolen Bases: 96 (1)
OBP: .308 (25)
SLG: .401 (28)
Total Bases: 1685 (26)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.93 (23)
Runs Allowed: 637 (22)
Saves: 26 (20)
Strikeouts: 958 (27)
OpBA: .270 (25)
OBP: .344 (29)
SLG: .445 (19)
Run Support: 4.37 (27)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/16 B. Hamilton Designated for Assignment
8/16 B. Phillips Called Up from Minors
8/13 J. Barnes Called Up from Minors
8/11 E. Skoglund Sent to Minors
8/9 E. Skoglund Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/5 C. Gallagher Strained left oblique (on 10-day IL)
8/4 D. Duffy Strained left hamstring (on 10-day IL)
7/17 A. Mondesi Left shoulder subluxation (on 10-day IL)
6/19 A. Mondesi Right groin discomfort (10-day IL)
5/31 H. Dozier Chest contusion (10-day IL)
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