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Montgomery, Bote help Cubs beat Royals 5-0
Wednesday Aug 08, 2018 12:00am

Montgomery, Bote help Cubs beat Royals 5-0
(KANSAS CITY) – Mike Montgomery continues to dominate the club that drafted him out of high school. Montgomery allowed five hits over six-plus innings, David Bote drove in a career-high three runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Tuesday night. The Cubs upped their NL Central lead to 2 1/2 games over second-place Milwaukee, which lost in San Diego. Montgomery (4-4), who the Royals drafted in the first round in 2008, picked up his first win since June 29. Montgomery is 3-0 with a 0.40 ERA in four appearances against the Royals. Bote's first career triple with two out in the first scored Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward. His fifth inning single scored Javier Baez. Zobrist left the with left hip tightness, but will likely play Wednesday. Losing pitcher Brad Keller (4-5) was removed after six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks.

Houston 2 – San Francisco 1
LA Dodgers 4 – Oakland 2

Washington 8 – Atlanta 3 (game one)
Atlanta 3 – Washington 1 (game two)
Cincinnati 6 – NY Mets 1
St. Louis 3 – Miami 2
San Diego 11 – Milwaukee 5
Pittsburgh 10 – Colorado 2
Philadelphia 5 – Arizona 2

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