Luke Hochevar picked up his first big league victory in his third career start, Jose Guillen homered and the Kansas City Royals edged the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 last night. The Blue Jays have lost six straight and 10 of 13, and fell five games below .500 for the first time since last May 25. Hochevar (1-1) held Toronto to six hits and one run in six innings.
Guillen, who the Royals signed to a three-year, $36 million contract in December to boost a punchless offense, homered to deep left off Shaun Marcum to lead off the sixth. It was Guillen's first home run this season at Kauffman Stadium and snapped a 1-1 tie. Joakim Soria worked the ninth for his sixth save in as many chances.