Royals 7, Reds 1

MLB roundup: Reds edge Pirates in 13

Mike Moustakas amassed his second consecutive three-hit game and Jeremy Guthrie picked up his first home victory for Kansas City.

The Royals improved to 26-14, the club’s best record after 40 games.

Guthrie (4-2) threw six scoreless innings before leaving after 94 pitches. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out three. The Royals tied a club record with a streak of 24 scoreless innings before Ryan Madson gave up a run in the seventh when Brandon Phillips doubled home Zack Cozart.