Toronto 4, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 20, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 59°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance - 23065

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 7-6 4-5 3-1 W1
Kansas City 3-10 0-7 3-3 L8

Recap


Blue Jays 4, Royals 3:
J.P. Arencibia went 2-for-3 with two RBIs as visiting Toronto opened a three-game set against Kansas City with a victory.

The Blue Jays snapped a two-game skid and handed the Royals their eighth straight loss and seventh in a row during this current 10-game homestand.

Arencibia drove home Eric Thames with a single to center field to get the Blue Jays on the board on the fifth.

He sparked a three-run rally in the eighth, driving in the tying run after Colby Rasmus led off the inning with a double. Toronto loaded the bases for Jose Bautista, who scored the go-ahead run on a RBI single to right. The Blue Jays added an insurance run on Edwin Encarnacion’s sacrifice fly.

Toronto's Kyle Drabek struggled with his control through 5 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on four hits but walking six batters while striking out five. Reliever Luis Perez (1-0) earned the win.

Mike Moustakas hit a solo home run in the second and the Royals took a 2-0 lead when Drabek’s wild pitch allowed Jeff Francoeur to score from third.

Kansas City trimmed the lead to one on Yuniesky Betancourt’s RBI single in the ninth, but Sergio Santos got Eric Hosmer to ground out to end the game and earn his second save.

Luke Hochevar was solid through five innings before a lingering ankle injury forced him out, allowing one run on two hits with five strikeouts. Greg Holland (0-1)  allowed three runs and three hits.

Hosmer hit into a triple play in the bottom of the third. With runners at first and second, Hosmer hit a rocket to first baseman Adam Lind, who tagged the bag and threw out Eric Gordon at second.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Blue Jays’ last triple play came on Sept. 21, 1979 vs. the Yankees. … Kansas City is 0-5 in series openers this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Kansas City
Kyle Drabek Player Luke Hochevar
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 2
3.38 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Toronto   Kansas City
J.P. Arencibia Player Yuniesky Betancourt
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 7 0 8 .233 13 5 4 4 1 0
Kansas City 7 1 12 .226 20 11 2 8 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Royals have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .222 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .500 after a loss.