Toronto 6, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Chris Conroy, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 15516

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
Toronto 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 13 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 36-43 14-23 22-20 L1
Toronto 41-40 22-18 19-22 W1

Recap


Blue Jays 6, Royals 3: Adam Lind smashed a tiebreaking three-run homer to cap a six-run fourth inning to lead host Toronto past Kansas City.

Rajai Davis had a two-run single and Brett Cecil pitched six strong innings as the Blue Jays won for just the third time in eight games.

Toronto trailed 3-0 entering the fourth before getting on the board on a run-scoring single from Edwin Encarnacion. Davis tied the contest with his single to right and the left-handed hitting Lind followed with a blast off the facing of the second deck in right field against Royals starter Vin Mazzaro (3-3).

Cecil (2-1) blanked Kansas City over his final three innings. He allowed three runs and five hits before the bullpen backed him up with three innings of one-hit ball.

Jason Frasor pitched a perfect seventh, Darren Oliver struck out two in the eighth and Casey Janssen worked a flawless ninth for his 10th save in 11 opportunities.

Kansas City scored all its runs in the third inning while losing for the fourth time in five games. Jason Bourgeois had a two-run triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Alex Gordon.

Mazzaro gave up six runs and 13 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lind went 2-for-4 and going hitless in four of his previous five games. … Bourgeois is 4-for-5 in the series. … Encarnacion had two hits and is batting .352 in 54 career at-bats against the Royals. … Kansas City had just six hits one night after matching a season-best with 14 hits.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Toronto
Vin Mazzaro Player Brett Cecil
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 3
13 Hits 5
10.12 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Kansas City   Toronto
Jarrod Dyson Player Edwin Encarnacion
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 6 0 10 .194 11 6 3 1 1 0
Toronto 13 1 16 .382 19 6 6 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 .450 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Royals have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .429 after a loss.