Steven Kwan, a Cleveland rookie, adds historic start to lead Guardians past Kansas City Royals

KANSAS City, Mo. — Cleveland GuardiansNewbie Steven KwanA bases-loaded triple Monday by Mike Trout made it a historic start to his big-league career. This allowed him to become the first player to reach base at the least three times in each game of his first four games. Kansas City Royals 10-7.

Kwan, who was 5-for-5 with six RBIs a day before, ended the series 9-for-13. He reached base in 15 of his 19 plate appearances and scored four runs. His Monday eighth-inning RBIs were his first in his career.

Kwan reached base safely fifteen times during his four first career games. The live-ball era began in 1920 and no player has ever reached base more frequently than Kwan.

Oscar MercadoTwo-run homer by the Guardians. After scoring only once in the first two series, they scored 27 runs in the second two games to split their season-opening set.

Logan Allen(1-0), who won with two scoreless relief innings in his first appearance of season, was awarded the win.

The series finale was tied at 4-all in the seventh, when Royals reliever Jake Brentz(0-1) gave up one sacrifice bunt and walked. Josh StaumontThen, I gave up on bloop singles. Jose RamirezAnd Franmil ReyesCleveland led 6-4.

The Royals filled the bases in the bottom-half against Bryan ShawBefore Hunter DozierKwan dropped a flyball to left field when Kwan hit the ball. Kwan threw out Kwan's runner at second base after a run crossed the plate. This was a bang-bang move that was captured on video. Nick SandlinFeeling relieved, I got it! Adalberto MondesiTo ground into an inning ending double play.

The Guardians then saw Kwan, 24, cap off his brilliant debut series with his triple-run eighth.

This report was contributed by the Associated Press.

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