Settling the Score: Friday’s results

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The best record in baseball belongs to…the Kansas City Royals.

Behind two home runs from Kendrys Morales and another strong start from Chris Young, the Royals topped the Cardinals 5-0 last night in an interleague matchup at Kauffman Stadium.

Young scattered six hits over six scoreless innings in the victory. After holding out until March to sign with a team, the 35-year-old right-hander now owns a 0.78 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings this season. He has allowed two runs (one earned) over four starts.

Morales did all the heavy lifting offensively, clubbing a three-run homer off Lance Lynn in the first inning and added a two-run shot in the third. The Royals bought low on the 31-year-old after nightmare 2014 season, but he’s now batting .305 with six home runs and an .864 OPS across 41 games and leads the American League with 37 RBI.

The Royals sit at 27-14, two games ahead of the Tigers in the AL Central. Check out this tidbit on their hot start:

Your Friday box scores:

Cardinals 0, Royals 5

Rangers 10, Yankees 9

Phillies 1, Nationals 2

Orioles 8, Marlins 5

Reds 3, Indians 7

Mets 1, Pirates 4

Mariners 4, Blue Jays 3

Brewers 11, Braves 0

Astros 2, Tigers 6

Angels 12, Red Sox 5

Giants 11, Rockies 8

Athletics 2, Rays 5

Twins 2, White Sox 3

Padres 1, Dodgers 2

Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 5 (13 innings)