Kansas City 6, Baltimore 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 91°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 14187

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
Kansas City 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 43-64 26-28 17-36 L1
Kansas City 47-63 29-30 18-33 W1

Recap


Billy Butler had four RBIs, including a three-run homer that broke the game open in the seventh inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the visiting Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Wednesday.
 
Butler belted his 13th home run off Jeremy Guthrie (5-15) to straight-away center field on a 3-0 pitch to give the Royals a four-run lead. Butler, who also had a sacrifice fly in the first, has six homers and 17 RBIs in his last nine games.
 
Luke Hochevar (8-8) allowed four hits and two runs - one earned - over 7 1/3 innings to win his fourth straight decision. Hochevar, who came into the game 0-4 against Baltimore in his career, struck out a season-high seven and retired 16 in a row at one point.

Greg Holland got the final five outs - two with the bases loaded in the eighth - to earn his first career save. He struck out three.
 
Kansas City catcher Manuel Pina doubled and singled in his major-league debut.

Alex Gordon had three hits and scored twice, and Alcides Escobar added three hits, including a two-run triple in the second for the Royals.
 
Vladimir Guerrero singled in a run in the first and J.J. Hardy’s sacrifice fly brought the Orioles within 3-2 in the third.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Kansas City
Jeremy Guthrie Player Luke Hochevar
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.1
2 Strikeouts 7
8 Hits 4
7.71 ERA 1.23
Hitting
Baltimore   Kansas City
Felix Pie Player Alcides Escobar
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 4 0 6 .133 8 10 2 1 0 0
Kansas City 11 1 19 .333 20 2 6 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Royals have a W/L % of .447 after a win and .413 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Orioles have a W/L % of .465 after a win and .359 after a loss.
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