Toronto 9, Kansas City 5

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marty Foster, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Eric Cooper,
Attendance - 27804

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 4 0 2 3 0 0 9 14 0
Kansas City 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 5 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 8-6 4-5 4-1 W2
Kansas City 3-11 0-8 3-3 L9

Recap

Blue Jays 9, Royals 5: Colby Rasmus hit two home runs and recorded four RBIs as visiting Toronto won for the second straight night and handed Kansas City its ninth straight loss.

Rasmus hit a go-ahead two-run homer to deep right in the sixth and rocked a solo shot in the seventh, improving the Blue Jays to 4-1 on the road.

Edwin Encarnacion also homered in the seventh with a two-run bomb. Both he and Rasmus delivered RBIs in a four-run fourth in which the Blue Jays hit five straight singles to chase starter Luis Mendoza.

Drew Hutchison (1-0) picked up a win in his MLB debut, giving up five runs on eight hits while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings.

J.P. Arencibia went 2-for-4 with a RBI single. He’s 6-for-11 with four RBIs in the last three games.

Eric Hosmer's two-run home run highlighted a four-run fifth for Kansas City, which is mired in its longest skid since dropping 10 in a row in July 2010.

Alex Gordon opened the scoring with a solo home run to center in the first. He finished 2-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to five games.

Yuniesky Betancourt went 2-for-5, including an RBI single in the fifth. Alcides Escobar finished a perfect 4-for-4.

Mendoza went just 3 1/3 innings, serving up four runs on 10 hits. Reliever Everett Teaford (0-1) didn’t fare much better, allowing three runs on two hits in three innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The addition of Hutchison gives Toronto the youngest rotation in the majors (average age 24). … Kansas City hit for the cycle in the fifth inning. … The bottom three of the Blue Jays’ order went 7-for-12 with five RBIs.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Kansas City
Drew Hutchison Player Luis Mendoza
Win W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 3.1
4 Strikeouts 0
8 Hits 10
8.44 ERA 10.80
Hitting
Toronto   Kansas City
Colby Rasmus Player Alcides Escobar
3 Hits 4
4 RBI 0
2 HR 0
9 TB 5
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 14 3 26 .368 10 3 9 4 0 0
Kansas City 10 2 20 .303 16 6 5 4 0 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 .200 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .500 after a loss.