Lynch shuts down Astros for 7 innings as Royals win 3-1

Daniel Lynch allowed one run over seven crisp innings, seldom-used Hanser Alberto gave the Royals the lead with a two-run double in the sixth, and Kansas City held on to beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night. Josh Staumont took over for Lynch and pitched a perfect eighth, and Jake Brentz walked a pair in the ninth before the hard-throwing reliever struck out Chas McCormick and earned his second career save. Michael Taylor also drove in a run for the Royals, who have followed a frustrating four-game skid by coming from behind to beat the AL West leaders in each of the first two games of their four-game series.
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