HOUSTON (AP) - Jason Vargas got his first win in nearly two years and the Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros 5-1 on Friday night.
Kansas City got its first victory of the season after being swept at Minnesota in its first three games.
Vargas (1-0) returned from Tommy John surgery last September and got his first victory Friday since June 8, 2015. He held Houston to a run and six hits and struck out six over six innings.
The Royals entered 1 for 14 on the season with runners in scoring position then went 3 for 15 Friday, stranding 10 runners.
Mike Fiers (0-1) allowed two runs in six innings.