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MLB Johnny Cueto dominant in first Kansas City Royals victory

Kansas City Royals pitcher Johnny Cueto delivered a complete-game shutout to see his team past the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in MLB on Monday.

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Kansas City Royals pitcher Johnny Cueto delivered a complete-game shutout to see his team past the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in MLB on Monday.

Traded from the Cincinnati Reds in July, Cueto's first two starts were a no-decision and a loss " but his first win as a Royal was secured against the Tigers.

The Tigers never got a runner past second base, with just two runners even reaching the bag.

Cueto is the first pitcher to throw a complete-game shutout in both leagues in the same season since Cliff Lee did it for the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies in 2009.

Chris Sale struck out seven in 7.1 innings as the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 8-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

The Arizona Diamondbacks thrashed the Philadelphia Phillies 13-3, the San Diego Padres overcame the Reds 2-1 and the Los Angeles Dodgers were beaten 8-3 by the Washington Nationals.

A three-run seventh inning helped the New York Mets past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 and the Baltimore Orioles edged the Seattle Mariners 3-2.

IMPACT PLAYERS
Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals:
Desmond had a huge night, going three-for-four with two homers and three RBIs in an 8-3 win over the Dodgers.

Jake Lamb, Arizona Diamondbacks: Lamb went two-for-four with a triple and two runs scored in the 13-3 win over the Phillies.

Avisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox: Garcia blasted two homers and drove in four runs to power the White Sox past the Angels.

KEY INJURIES
The Red Sox announced that closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken wrist after getting struck by a line drive on Friday.

REACTION
Mets manager Terry Collins after his team rallied for a 4-2 win, thanks to a three-run seventh inning: "It was one of those games that, probably a year ago, we didn't win that game. But with what they're doing right now, the confidence that they have, [now] we win those kinds of games."

FACTS OF THE DAY
Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez has been on fire, smashing his 26th home run of the season in the fourth inning of Monday's 4-2 loss to the Mets.

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce hit his 200th career home run on Monday against the Padres.

SURPRISE PERFORMERS
Good: Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez shut down the Dodgers to send them to their fourth straight loss.

Bad: Angels designated hitter C.J. Cron went zero-for-three, striking out three times against Sale and the White Sox.

LOOKING AHEAD
The Pittsburgh Pirates and St Louis Cardinals meet in a key clash, the Dodgers host the Nationals and the San Francisco Giants are back at home, taking on the Houston Astros.

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