Tuesday August 11th, 2015

Johnny Cueto made his first start at Kauffman Stadium as a member of the Kansas City Royals on Monday and threw a complete-game, four-hit shutout, as the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 4–0. 

Cueto struck out eight and did not issue a walk. Only three Detroit batters reached base safely: J.D. Martinez hit a double, Anthony Gose had a single and Jefry Marte added two singles.

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. 

Splash down, @johnnycueto47. #ForeverRoyal #Royals #JohnnyBeisbol 💦

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The win extended Kansas City’s division lead over the Minnesota Twins to 12.5 games, by far the largest margin in the majors. 

Dodgers place 2B Howie Kendrick (hamstring) on DL

- Dan Gartland

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