Dodgers’ Tyler Glasnow gets powerful support in shutout of Royals

Tyler Glasnow threw seven shutout innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers used three solo home runs to beat the visiting Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Sunday afternoon to win the three-game series.

Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani ripped solo homers in the third and sixth innings and Freddie Freeman followed Ohtani’s second homer with one of his own to account for all the game’s scoring.

The Royals got through a tough stretch of 12 games against first-place teams — the Cleveland Guardians, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and the Dodgers are all division leaders — with a 5-7 record.

The Dodgers have won six of their last 12 going back to June 4 in Pittsburgh.

Dodgers superstar shortstop Mookie Betts came out of the game in the seventh inning Sunday after getting hit in the left hand on a 97.9-mph fastball from Royals right-handed reliever Dan Altavilla and exited the game.

The game shaped up to be a pitchers’ duel between Glasnow and Royals ace Brady Singer. Ohtani got ahold of a 2-1 sinker from Singer and crushed it 451 feet to deep center field for a 1-0 lead.

Ohtani struck again in the sixth. The Dodgers designated hitter connected on a first-pitch slider from Singer and knocked it 400 feet into the right-field seats for his 19th homer of the season.

Three pitches later, Freeman ripped a 2-0 slider from Singer 401 feet out to right for a 3-0 Dodgers’ lead. It was Freeman’s 10th homer of the year.

Ohtani’s first homer came on Singer’s 50th pitch of the game and his second homer came on Singer’s 80th.

Singer (4-4) allowed three runs on five hits over six innings, with two walks and four strikeouts in a 90-pitch outing to take the loss.

Glasnow (7-5) got the win, allowing just three hits and a walk over seven innings, striking out nine.

Daniel Hudson threw a scoreless eighth for the Dodgers before Evan Phillips came in to pitch around a one-out walk to Bobby Witt Jr. to record his 10th save.