A’s halt Royals’ winning streak at eight with 11-3 drubbing

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A’s starter Jon Lester fanned nine batters over six solid innings and the Oakland offense set a season-high with 20 hits in an 11-3 beatdown of the host Royals on Tuesday night at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium. Josh Donaldson homered twice, setting a new career-high for home runs in a season with 25. Brandon Moss finished 4-for-5, driving in two runs.

It was the first loss for the Royals in nine games, but the Tigers fell 4-2 to the Pirates on Tuesday at PNC Park so Kansas City remains on top of the American League Central standings for now.

It was also the first loss for the Royals since SungWoo Lee, a long-time fan of the team from Seoul, South Korea, landed at Kansas City International Airport. Read more about SungWoo Lee’s story here.