Kansas City 3, St. Louis 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 15, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Dana DeMuth,
Attendance - 42001

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 28-34 11-20 17-14 W4
St. Louis 33-32 16-15 17-17 L1

Recap


Royals 3, Cardinals 2: St. Louis shortstop Tyler Greene was thrown out at home to end the game as the visiting Royals took the opener of the I-70 series.

With two outs in the ninth, Greene reached on an infield single, stole second and advanced to third on a poor throw. When the throw to third also got away, Greene tried to score but third baseman Mike Moustakas nailed him at the plate.

Vin Mazzaro pitched six shutout innings and Jeff Francoeur drove in two runs for Kansas City, which won for just the sixth time in its last 18 tries against St. Louis.

Mazzaro (3-1) allowed five hits, struck out four and walked one. Jonathan Broxton worked the ninth, allowing an infield hit to Greene, for his 16th save in 18 chances.

The Royals jumped on top in the second when Alcides Escobar doubled, stole third and scored on an infield hit. In the third, Alex Gordon doubled and scored on Jeff Francoeur’s single.

Francoeur’s seventh-inning sacrifice fly extended the lead to 3-0, with Chris Getz narrowly beating Yadier Molina's tag.

The Cards rallied for two in the bottom half on Matt Adams’ RBI double and Shane Robinson’s run-scoring single.

Kyle Lohse (6-2) took the loss, allowing three runs on 10 hits over seven innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cards RF Carlos Beltran, who was playing his first game against the team that drafted him 17 years ago, returned from a stomach virus and went 2-for-4 with one stolen base in two attempts. It was the 300th steal of his career, making Beltran the first switch hitter in MLB history with 300 homers and 300 steals. ... The Royals improved to 17-14 on the road.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   St. Louis
Vin Mazzaro Player Kyle Lohse
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 10
0.00 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Kansas City   St. Louis
Jarrod Dyson Player Tyler Greene
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 11 0 13 .324 12 5 3 2 1 1
St. Louis 11 0 12 .324 14 6 2 1 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .469 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Royals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .412 after a loss.