CINCINNATI (AP) — Norwell grad Josh VanMeter collected his first hit of the season – a pinch-hit solo home run in the seventh – but the Reds fell at home to the Royals by a score of 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Streaking Salvador Perez had three more hits, including a homer and RBI double, Reds left-hander Wade Miley made another early exit because of injury, and the Kansas City Royals beat Cincinnati 5-4 for their fifth victory in six games.
The Royals’ offense has led the way during the surge.
It scored one run at a time to keep it going, led by Perez’s homer, double and single. Trevor Rosenthal escaped a bases-loaded threat in the ninth.