Cleveland right-hander Triston McKenzie struggled in a 7-2 loss to the Royals in the first game of a Monday doubleheader. McKenzie allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings while striking out four and walking one.
McKenzie snapped a streak of seven straight starts where he allowed three runs or less. The loss drops his record to 5-7, to go along with a 4.67 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 131 strikeouts in 113 2/3 innings. He will take on the White Sox next.