Toronto 4, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - John Hirschbeck,
Attendance - 18292

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 53-77 33-37 20-40 L1
Toronto 66-63 32-30 34-33 W1

Recap


Brett Lawrie's tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning propelled the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-3 triumph over the visiting Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

The rookie third baseman was the Jays' offensive star, even with Jose Bautista blasting his major league-leading 37th home run. Lawrie tripled home a run in the fourth before delighting the Rogers Centre crowd with a blast to left field off Louis Coleman (1-3) to lead off the seventh.

Lawrie has four homers and 12 RBIs in his first 18 games in the majors.

Jesse Litsch (5-3) earned the win with an inning of scoreless ball. It was the first victory for the starter-turned-reliever since May 11 against Boston.

Frank Francisco worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his 11th save.

Alex Gordon hit his career-best 17th home run while Billy Butler had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Royals.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Toronto
Luke Hochevar Player Ricky Romero
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 8
4.50 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Kansas City   Toronto
Billy Butler Player Brett Lawrie
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 2
0 HR 1
5 TB 7
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 9 1 14 .265 22 6 3 6 2 2
Toronto 5 2 13 .172 8 5 4 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .477 after a win and .547 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Royals have a W/L % of .407 after a win and .408 after a loss.
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