Arizona 6, Kansas City 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 18, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Gerry Davis,
Attendance - 33694

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 18-22 7-12 11-10 W2
Kansas City 15-23 4-16 11-7 L3

Recap


Diamondbacks 6, Royals 4
: Miguel Montero snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double and finished with three RBIs as visiting Arizona took the opener from Kansas City.

Justin Upton drove in a run and scored three times and Chris Young added two RBIs in his first game since April 17 for the Diamondbacks, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since a three-game streak from April 29-May 1.

Willie Bloomquist and Upton led off the eighth with back-to-back singles off Kelvin Herrera (0-1) before the Royals went to left-hander Tim Collins to face Montero. The slugging catcher sent a 2-1 fastball into left-center that deflected off center fielder Mitch Maier’s glove, allowing two runs to score.

Arizona had taken a 4-3 lead with three runs in sixth, getting an RBI single from Upton and a two-run double from Young in the rally, but Brad Ziegler surrendered Alex Gordon’s RBI single in the seventh to knot it up at 4-4.

Ziegler (3-1) got credit for the win. J.J. Putz worked the ninth for his eighth save.

Humberto Quintero’s two-run double and Billy Butler’s solo homer gave the Royals an early 3-1 edge.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Diamondbacks optioned CF A.J. Pollock to Triple-A on Friday to make room for Young, who was activated from the disabled list. … Arizona RH Daniel Hudson (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno on Monday. … Royals pitchers Danny Duffy and Blake Wood are both scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery after being examined on Friday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Kansas City
Joe Saunders Player Luis Mendoza
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.2
2 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 5
4.50 ERA 6.35
Hitting
Arizona   Kansas City
Willie Bloomquist Player Johnny Giavotella
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 9 0 12 .265 11 7 6 4 0 0
Kansas City 10 1 16 .270 19 5 4 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Royals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .318 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .409 after a loss.