TORONTO (AP) – The Kansas City Royals set a team record with their 105th loss, as Josh Towers pitched his second complete game of the season in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 10-1 victory Friday night.

The Royals are a major league-worst 55-105. They went 58-104 last year and have three 100-loss seasons in the last four years.

Frank Catalanotto drove in three runs and is 9-for-15 with seven RBIs in his last three games. John Ford-Griffen had four RBIs in his first major league start for the Blue Jays, who must win their final two games to reach .500.

Towers (13-12) scattered nine hits while striking out six and walking none in his fourth career complete game. The 28-year-old right-hander reached 200 innings for the first time and reached career highs in wins and ERA (3.71) this season.

Toronto batted around and scored five runs off Zack Greinke (5-17) in the fourth on Guillermo Quiroz’s run-scoring walk and two-run doubles by Griffin and Catalanotto.

Eric Hinske chased Greinke with an RBI double in the fifth and the Blue Jays added three runs in the inning off Shawn Camp on Griffin’s two-run single and Catalanotto’s RBI single.

Greinke allowed seven runs and nine hits in four innings, the fifth time he’s allowed seven or more earned runs this season. He leads the AL in losses.

Mark Teahen drove in the Royals’ lone run with a single in the fourth.

Notes: Kansas City RHP Jose Lima turned 33 Friday. Lima told his teammates that everybody was going out tonight.’ … Former Kansas City manager Tony Pena resigned the last time the Royals were in Toronto. Pena quit after a loss on May 10. … Toronto 2B Aaron Hill was hit on the left arm in consecutive at-bats.

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