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Corey Baird brace leads Real Salt Lake past Sporting KC 2-1

Real Salt Lake (11-9-4) is unbeaten in its last five games and has just one loss since June 1.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Corey Baird had his first multi-goal game to help Real Salt Lake beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 Saturday night. The result gave RSL its third road victory of the season.

Baird, a 23-year-old homegrown, side-netted a low left-footer in the 70th minute to give Real Salt Lake a 2-1 lead. After a Sporting KC turnover near midfield, Jefferson Savarino lobbed a long pass from the right side to Baird on the left side of the area for the finish.

Real Salt Lake (11-9-4) is unbeaten in its last five games and has just one loss since June 1.

Johnny Russell bent a free kick just inside the post to give Sporting (7-10-7) a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute, but Baird answered in the 38th. Albert Rusnák banged a free kick off the post and Baird tapped in the rebound from point-blank range.

SKC striker Dániel Sallói, who came on in the sixth minute to replace an injured Gerso Fernandes, was shown a straight red card in the 84th minute for a serious foul. He will have to sit out for Sporting KC’s road match Wednesday against Orlando City.

Real Salt Lake hosts Los Angeles FC next Saturday.

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