Kansas City 11, Toronto 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, July 2, 2012 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Ed Hickox,
Attendance - 17127

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 2 2 2 0 0 5 0 0 11 14 0
Toronto 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 36-42 14-23 22-19 W1
Toronto 40-40 21-18 19-22 L2

Recap

Royals 11, Blue Jays 3: Mike Moustakas hit his first career grand slam as part of a five-RBI performance as visiting Kansas City routed Toronto in the opener of a four-game series.

Salvador Perez added a two-run homer and Yuniesky Betancourt also had two RBIs as the Royals notched a season-high run total while snapping a three-game losing skid.

Everett Teaford (1-1) allowed solo homers to Toronto’s Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus but was otherwise solid, allowing three runs and five hits in seven innings.

Kansas City led 6-3 in the seventh before loading the bases with none out. Betancourt singled in one run before Moustakas smacked a grand slam off the facing beyond the center-field fence off Blue Jays reliever David Pauley, giving the Royals an eight-run advantage.

Perez hit a two-run homer in the second off Ricky Romero (8-3) to give the Royals a 2-1 lead. Betancourt and Moustakas added run-scoring singles in the third.

Bautista’s homer in the third was his major league-leading 27th for the Blue Jays.

Alex Gordon had an RBI single in a two-run fourth that saw Kansas City take a 6-2 lead.

Romero was charged with eight runs and 11 hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas City tied its season high with 14 hits for the third time … Bautista was named American League Player of the Month for June after setting a club record with 14 homers in a single month … Royals center fielder Jason Bourgeois had a season-best three hits … Romero has allowed 16 earned runs in nine innings over his last two starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Toronto
Everett Teaford Player Ricky Romero
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 11
3.86 ERA 12.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Toronto
Jason BourgeoisPlayer Jose Bautista
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 14 2 24 .359 12 5 10 3 0 0
Toronto 6 2 13 .188 12 4 3 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .561 after a win and .436 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Royals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .429 after a loss.