Kansas City 1, Tampa Bay 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 10877

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 55-67 26-33 29-34 W1
Tampa Bay 68-55 33-28 35-27 L1

Recap


Royals 1, Rays 0 (10): Eric Hosmer singled in the game's only run in the top of the 10th inning as visiting Kansas City snapped Tampa Bay's five-game winning streak.

Hosmer's two-out single off Joel Peralta (1-5) plated Jeff Francouer to break up a stirring pitching duel between Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar and Rays ace David Price.

Greg Holland earned his sixth save with a perfect 10th after Kelvin Herrera (1-1) tossed a scoreless ninth to help Kansas City improve to 10-4 in its last 14 games and drop Tampa Bay to just its third defeat in 15 games.

Hochevar, who tossed a complete-game shutout at the Rays on June 26, dominated Tampa Bay's lineup again, striking out a season-high 10 and allowing only a third-inning double to Luke Scott in eight stellar innings.

Price, bidding to become the first 17-game winner in the majors, allowed only three hits, struck out eight and did not walk a batter to remain undefeated in his last 12 starts.

Matt Joyce had the only other hit for Tampa Bay, which started the night four games back of the AL East-leading New York Yankees.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rays 3B Evan Longoria played his first game in the first since tearing his hamstring on April 30. He had served as DH in his previous 12 games. ... Royals C Salvador Perez picked off his second runner of year to take over the AL lead among catchers. ... Scott was back in Tampa Bay's lineup for the first time since July 20. He had been out with a right oblique strain. ... Kansas City bench coach Chino Cadahia is expected to return to the team Friday in Boston. He has been away due to family issues.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Tampa Bay
Luke Hochevar Player David Price
No Decision W/L No Decision
8.0 IP 8.0
10 Strikeouts 8
1 Hits 3
0.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Tampa Bay
Eric Hosmer Player Matt Joyce
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.500 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 5 0 5 .143 7 11 1 1 1 0
Tampa Bay 2 0 3 .065 6 11 0 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Rays have a W/L % of .580 after a win and .519 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Royals have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .448 after a loss.