Kansas City 3, Chi. Cubs 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 25, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Mark Ripperger, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance - 38744

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 31-45 16-22 15-23 L1
Kansas City 32-45 22-24 10-21 W1

Recap


Chris Getz' infield hit in the eighth inning drove in the go-ahead run and lifted the host Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Getz, who had committed a critical error in the ninth inning of the Royals' 6-4 loss on Friday night, redeemed himself Saturday when he beat out a ground ball to shortstop with two outs in the eighth against Jeff Samardzija (5-4).

Kansas City left the bases loaded, but the one-run cushion was enough for Joakim Soria, who struck out the side in the ninth to save it for Greg Holland (2-1).

The Royals took a 2-0 lead in the fifth on back-to-back RBI singles by Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler before the Cubs tied it in the sixth when Aramis Ramirez and Geovany Soto hit consecutive one-out home runs against Danny Duffy.

Duffy scattered nine hits over a career-best seven innings. Carlos Zambrano worked seven innings for the Cubs and allowed two runs on eight hits.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Kansas City
Carlos Zambrano Player Daniel Duffy
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 9
2.57 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Kansas City
Aramis Ramirez Player Alcides Escobar
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 9 2 15 .273 10 5 2 1 1 0
Kansas City 9 0 11 .290 21 4 3 5 1 0

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 .378 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Cubs have a W/L % of .258 after a win and .511 after a loss.
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