Rays Bounce Back with Win at the Trop

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The Tampa Bay Rays returned to winning ways by beating the Kansas City Royals in MLB on Monday.

Tampa Bay picked up a 6-3 win over the Royals at Tropicana Field. They had been swept by the Boston Red Sox over the weekend and entered the matchup on a four-game losing streak.

Kansas City led 3-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh.

But, Daniel Robertson drove in a run with a fielder's choice and Mike Zunino followed with a deep two-run homer to swing the scoreboard in the Rays' favour.

Yandy Diaz added an insurance run for Tampa Bay with a homer in the eighth.

Yonny Chirinos started for the Rays and allowed three runs over six innings of work. Four Tampa Bay relievers combined for three scoreless innings. Emilio Pagan recorded his first save of the season for the Rays.

Brad Keller was handed the loss after surrendering seven hits and five runs in 6.1 innings on the mound for Kansas City.

The Rays improved to 15-8 with the victory while the Royals dropped to 7-16.

Awesome Abreu

Jose Abreu hit a home run and tallied five RBIs in the Chicago White Sox's 12-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

St Louis Cardinals star Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs and scored two more in his team's 13-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Poor Pirates

The Pirates bullpen allowed nine runs in three innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pittsburgh fell 12-4.

Arenado steps up

Colorado Rockies star Nolan Arenado broke a tie against the Washington Nationals.

Monday's results

Chicago White Sox 12-2 Baltimore Orioles
Arizona Diamondbacks 12-4 Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Mets 5-1 Philadelphia Phillies
Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Kansas City Royals
St Louis Cardinals 13-5 Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins 9-5 Houston Astros
Colorado Rockies 7-5 Washington Nationals
Oakland Athletics 6-1 Texas Rangers
New York Yankees 4-3 Los Angeles Angels

Dodgers at Cubs

Los Angeles and Chicago will begin a three-game series at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The Dodgers enter the matchup having won seven of their past eight games while the Cubs have captured victories in five of six.