Toronto 5, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 22, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Marty Foster,
Attendance - 26891

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 9-6 4-5 5-1 W3
Kansas City 3-12 0-9 3-3 L10

Recap

Blue Jays 5, Royals 3: Brett Lawrie drove in two runs and stole home, and Ricky Romero pitched eight strong innings as Toronto kept Kansas City winless at home.

Romero and Kansas City starter Danny Duffy matched zeroes for four innings before the Blue Jays' bats came to life. 

Duffy (1-2) allowed four hits and two walks in the fifth before leaving with two outs. Lawrie's two-run single chased Duffy and gave the Blue Jays a 4-0 lead.

Romero (3-0) struck out five and allowed two runs on five hits to win his third straight start.

Francisco Cordero converted his first save opportunity since taking over for closer Sergio Santos, who was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. Cordero allowed one run to score but got Brayan Pena to ground into a game-ending double play.

Mike Moustakas had three of Kansas City's seven hits, including an RBI single in the ninth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Toronto improved to 5-1 on the road, while Kansas City lost its 10th straight overall and ninth straight at home.  … Royals OF Alex Gordon batted in the No. 2 spot for the second consecutive game and extended his hitting streak to six games. … Duffy has not lasted five innings in either of his two starts against Toronto. … Lawrie stole home on a double steal in the eighth inning, racing home after Royals C Humberto Quintero threw to second to try to catch J.P Arencibia stealing.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Kansas City
Ricky Romero Player Danny Duffy
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 4.2
5 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 5
2.25 ERA 7.71
Hitting
Toronto   Kansas City
Yunel Escobar Player Mike Moustakas
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.400 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 8 0 10 .229 24 6 4 8 4 2
Kansas City 7 0 9 .219 13 5 2 3 2 1

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 .182 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.