Tampa Bay 2, Kansas City 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 8, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Campos, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn,
Attendance - 10742

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 49-66 31-32 18-34 L1
Tampa Bay 60-54 28-28 32-26 W1

Recap


Casey Kotchman led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run on the first pitch to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 victory over the visiting Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

Kotchman had three hits, including an RBI single to tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh. He hit the first walk-off home run of his career to straightaway center field off reliever Blake Wood (5-1).

Kyle Farnsworth (4-1) pitched a perfect ninth inning to get the victory.

Alex Gordon doubled to open the game, moved to third on Melky Cabrera’s single and scored on Eric Hosmer’s RBI single as the Royals took a 1-0 lead. Cabrera had two hits.

Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson allowed one run on six hits over 7 1/3 innings. He threw first-pitch strikes to 24 of 31 batters. Joel Peralta got the final two outs of the eighth with two runners on base.

Kansas City starter Luke Hochevar allowed five hits and one run over seven innings, throwing 106 pitches.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Tampa Bay
Luke Hochevar Player Jeremy Hellickson
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.1
7 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 6
1.29 ERA 1.23
Hitting
Kansas City   Tampa Bay
Melky Cabrera Player Casey Kotchman
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 6 0 10 .182 16 8 1 3 0 0
Tampa Bay 6 1 9 .214 13 8 2 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Rays have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .574 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Royals have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .415 after a loss.
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