Kansas City 5, Tampa Bay 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 23, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 101°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 27643

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 11 2
Kansas City 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 5 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 52-47 24-25 28-22 L2
Kansas City 42-58 28-28 14-30 W4

Recap


Eric Hosmer doubled home Mike Aviles in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Kansas City Royals a 5-4 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
 
Billy Butler led off the 10th with a single off Brandon Gomes (0-1). Aviles ran for Butler and easily scored on Hosmer’s line drive to left-center field - his third hit of the game - as the Royals won their fourth straight.
 
Joakim Soria (5-3) got out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the top of the 10th. Soria got the first out on a grounder back to the mound, and struck out Sam Fuld and Elliot Johnson looking.
 
Kansas City's Alex Gordon (three hits) tied the game in the ninth with a two-out, RBI double off Rays’ closer Kyle Farnsworth, who blew his fourth save.
 
Desmond Jennings, recalled from Triple A Norfolk on Friday, Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist each had two hits and an RBI for the Rays.
 
Mike Moustakas had two hits and three RBIs, including a sacrifice fly in the sixth that pulled the Royals within 4-3. It was Moustakas' first career multi-RBI game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Kansas City
Jeff Niemann Player Jeff Francis
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 9
3.00 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Kansas City
Desmond Jennings Player Alex Gordon
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
5 TB 4
.667 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 11 0 19 .275 25 15 4 5 1 2
Kansas City 10 0 14 .270 13 9 5 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Royals have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .379 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Rays have a W/L % of .491 after a win and .565 after a loss.
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