The Pirates lost their third game in a row on Saturday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi homered and stole a base for the third consecutive game, Kyle Zimmer got his first career win after a winding path to the major leagues and the Kansas City Royals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4.

Whit Merrifield added a solo homer and the Royals won their fifth straight game.

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It was the third consecutive loss for Pittsburgh.

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Mondesi and Bobby Abreu in 2004 are the only players to homer and steal a base in three straight games since at least 1901, according to

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