Chi. Cubs 6, Kansas City 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 24, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Mark Ripperger, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 32921

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 6 15 1
Kansas City 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 31-44 16-22 15-22 W1
Kansas City 31-45 21-24 10-21 L6

Recap

A costly ninth-inning error helped the Chicago Cubs to rally to a 6-4 victory over the host Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
 
After tying the game in the seventh inning, Chicago took over in the top of the ninth against Aaron Crow (2-1).

The Cubs collected consecutive one-out singles from Tony Campana and D.J. LeMahieu before an miscue by second baseman Chris Getz allowed Campana to score the go-ahead run. Starlin Castro followed with an RBI single to give Chicago a two-run lead.

Carlos Marmol gave up a leadoff walk and a double in the ninth inning but held on to record the save. Sean Marshall (4-2) retired the side in order in the eighth to pick up the win.
 
Kansas City starter Bruce Chen worked six innings in his first outing since May 5, allowing four runs on eight hits. He struck out four and walked two.
Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Melky Cabrera added an RBI base hit to give the Royals a 4-3 lead.
 
Ryan Dempster allowed four runs on nine hits in six innings for Chicago. Four relievers combined to hold Kansas City to one hit over the final three innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Kansas City
Ryan Dempster Player Bruce Chen
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 4
9 Hits 8
3.00 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Kansas City
Starlin Castro Player Chris Getz
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 15 0 20 .405 9 7 5 2 0 1
Kansas City 10 1 15 .286 14 6 4 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Royals have a W/L % of .469 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Cubs have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .511 after a loss.
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