High-scoring Jays rout K.C., 9-1
Toronto ? A high-scoring offense has the Toronto Blue Jays off to the best start in the AL East.
A.J. Burnett and three relievers combined on a four-hitter, and Vernon Wells homered to lead Toronto to a 9-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in the Blue Jays’ home opener Monday night.
Lyle Overbay hit a three-run double for the AL East-leading Blue Jays, who have averaged seven runs a game in the first six games. Toronto has won three straight to improve to 4-2.
“You expect it from our guys. I hate to say that, but we expect to get four or five runs a game,” Burnett said.
John Buck homered off Burnett for the Royals, who played the first of a 10-game road trip. Kansas City finished with the second-worst road record in the AL last season at 28-53.
Burnett (1-1) allowed just three hits, struck out five and walked three in 62â3 innings. He lasted just two innings in his first start – his shortest since June 30, 2004.
K.C. loaded the bases in the second and third but couldn’t score.