Lohse, Cardinals beat Royals 5-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kyle Lohse threw eight innings of 4-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals shut out the Kansas City Royals 5-0 for the second straight time Saturday, giving the rotation its fifth straight dominant outing.

Lohse (4-3) struck out six with no walks, shaking off three straight losses to start the month. The Cardinals starters have allowed one run in 36 2-3 innings during a 5-game winning streak.

Nick Stavinoha had two first-inning RBIs for the second straight game, providing a fast start for a franchise that had lost 7 of 9 before the pitching staff took over. Skip Schumaker added his third homer, all in a span of 30 at-bats, in the third.

Miguel Olivo doubled twice but no runner made it past second base for the Royals, who have lost 11 of 14.

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