Johnny Cueto throws complete-game shutout in first home start for Royals
Cueto has now thrown six complete games the past two seasons. He also had a two-hit shutout on July 7 while playing for the Cincinnati Reds.
After the game, Cueto’s catcher, Salvador Perez, celebrated by dousing his team’s new ace with Gatorade.
The win extended Kansas City’s division lead over the Minnesota Twins to 12.5 games, by far the largest margin in the majors.
- Dan Gartland