5-24 D-backs Royals

Kansas City Royals' MJ Melendez connects for a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals' MJ Melendez (1) celebrates his two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Royals' Ryan O'Hearn (66) and Hunter Dozier (17) during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jonathan Heasley throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen looks at a new baseball after giving up a two-run home run to Kansas City Royals' MJ Melendez, left, during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals first baseman Carlos Santana (41) reaches out to make a catch for an out at first base against Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker (53) during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield pauses between second and third base after getting caught off second base for a double play against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Daulton Varsho (12) celebrates his home run against the Kansas City Royals with Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte (4) during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta, right, rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jonathan Heasley, left, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Umpire Tom Hallion, left, calls a third strike against Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Hager, right, as Kansas City Royals catcher MJ Melendez, middle, holds the baseball during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta points to the crowd as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals' Dairon Blanco hits a two-run single next to Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Daulton Varsho during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals' MJ Melendez (1) celebrates with Hunter Dozier (17) and Nicky Lopez, left, after Melendez scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow hits a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow, right, celebrates his three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals with Alek Thomas (5) and Jake McCarthy (30) during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow flips his bat after hitting a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith watches his home run against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals pitcher Taylor Clarke pauses on the field after giving up a home run to Arizona Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow (8) celebrates his three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals with Diamondbacks' David Peralta (6) during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals left fielder Andrew Benintendi is unable to make a play on a double by Arizona Diamondbacks' Daulton Varsho during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mark Melancon (34) shakes hands with catcher Daulton Varsho, left, after the final out of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 8-6. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)