Kansas City 5, Toronto 4

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, July 19, 2010 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 92°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi,
Attendance - 12968

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 13 1
Kansas City 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 47-46 24-22 23-24 L1
Kansas City 40-52 19-24 21-28 W1

Recap

Alberto Callaspo singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Kansas City Royals ended a six-game losing streak Monday with a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

After Toronto had taken the lead in the top of the 10th inning on a Jose Bautista run-scoring single, the Royals stormed back with two runs in the bottom of the frame off Jays closer Kevin Gregg (0-4).

Scott Podsednik opened the inning with a triple and came around to score the tying run on a Jason Kendall sacrifice fly. After David DeJesus grounded out, Billy Butler reached on a single and pinch-runner Chris Getz advanced to second on a Jose Guillen walked. Callaspo was next to bat and lined a single into center field to bring home Getz with the winning run.

It was the second straight rough outing for Gregg, who loaded the bases in Saturday's 3-2 win over Baltimore and was pulled in favor of Shawn Camp, who picked up the save.

Kyle Farnsworth (3-0) allowed a run in the 10th but hung around for the victory.

Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar belted a home run for the second straight night after failing to do so over his first 77 games of the season. Escobar has seven RBIs in four games with the Jays since coming over in a trade with Atlanta.

Jason Kendall and Yuniesky Betancourt each drove in a pair of runs for the Royals.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Kansas City
Brett Cecil Player Kyle Davies
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 10
4.26 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Toronto   Kansas City
Yunel Escobar Player Jose Guillen
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 13 1 17 .325 26 7 4 0 0 1
Kansas City 10 0 13 .270 12 3 5 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Royals have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .521 after a win and .489 after a loss.
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