Kansas City 7, Arizona 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Greg Gibson, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi,
Attendance - 27469

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 18-23 7-12 11-11 L1
Kansas City 16-23 5-16 11-7 W1

Recap


Royals 7, Diamondbacks 3
: Billy Butler homered and drove in three and Bruce Chen pitched 6 1/3 solid innings as host Kansas City evened the series with Arizona.

Mike Moustakas added a solo homer and scored three runs for the Royals, who snapped a three-game slide.

Kansas City had little trouble with Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy (3-4), who was reached for six runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. The right-hander lost only four games all of last season but has suffered the loss in each of his last four starts in 2012.

Chris Getz started the onslaught against Kennedy with an RBI single in the second inning and Butler made it 3-0 with his eighth homer in the third.

Moustakas’ sixth homer came in the fourth and the Royals broke it open with two more in the sixth on an RBI single by Eric Hosmer and Butler’s sacrifice fly.

That was plenty of support for Chen (3-4), who was charged with two runs and eight hits while striking out four and walking a pair. The left-hander has posted three straight quality starts.

The Diamondbacks got two runs back in the seventh and one in the eighth but could not make up the deficit.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hosmer entered the game with a .174 batting average and had sat out the last two contests. He finished 1-for-4 to raise his average to .176. … Kansas City’s scheduled starter for Sunday’s finale, Everett Teaford, was placed on the disabled list Saturday with an abdominal strain. Right-hander Nate Adcock was recalled from Triple-A and will make the start. … Arizona CF Chris Young, who came off the DL and served as designated hitter on Friday, returned to the field on Saturday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Kansas City
Ian Kennedy Player Bruce Chen
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.1
3 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 8
12.46 ERA 2.84
Hitting
Arizona   Kansas City
Paul Goldschmidt Player Brayan Pena
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 11 0 14 .324 21 5 3 3 1 0
Kansas City 11 2 17 .344 12 6 7 2 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 .348 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .409 after a loss.