Kansas City 3, Toronto 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 9, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Joyce, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Derryl Cousins,
Attendance - 13941

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 32-31 15-14 17-17 L1
Kansas City 27-36 21-20 6-16 W1

Recap


Jeff Francoeur had a two-run single and Luke Hochevar tossed seven strong innings as the Kansas City Royals recorded a 3-2 home triumph over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
 
Rookie Eric Hosmer collected his eighth multi-hit game in 11 outings and added an RBI single in a three-run third inning. The victory was just Kansas City's fifth in its last 19 games.
 
Hochevar (4-6) made the offense stand up and snapped a six-start winless streak for his first victory since May 1. He allowed two runs on six hits while walking three and striking out three.
 
Rookie Aaron Crow stranded runners on second and third in the eighth inning and Joakim Soria induced Corey Patterson to pop out with the bases loaded to secure his first save since May 20.
 
Rookie J.P. Arencibia ripped a two-run triple in the fourth inning and Adam Lind went 3-for-4 to improve to 9-for-18 in his last five games for Toronto.
 
Ricky Romero (5-6) allowed three runs on eight hits in eight innings to suffer his second straight loss.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Kansas City
Ricky Romero Player Luke Hochevar
Loss W/L Win
8.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 6
3.38 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Toronto   Kansas City
Adam Lind Player Eric Hosmer
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 8 0 10 .258 21 5 2 6 0 1
Kansas City 8 0 10 .286 14 4 3 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Royals have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .389 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Boston. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .581 after a loss.
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