Royals snap Tampa Bay winning streak

Kansas City's Brad Keller had his most impressive start of the season, while Carlos Santana and Salvador Perez had RBIs in Kansas City's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay. The victory snaps the Rays' 11-game winning streak.

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May 26, 2021 - 8:45 AM

Cam Gallagher of the Kansas City Royals scores a run in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field Tuesday. Photo by Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images / TNS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays’ 11-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday night when Brad Keller pitched seven strong innings and Salvador Perez hit a tiebreaking RBI single to give the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 victory.

Rich Hill struck out a career-high 13 for the Rays. Tampa Bay’s winning string was the second-longest in club history, one shy of the record set in 2004 by the then-Devil Rays managed by Lou Piniella.

“We had a great run,”Hill said. “We’ll start another one tomorrow.”

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