St. Louis 10, Kansas City 7

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 42018

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 7 14 0
St. Louis 4 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 10 14 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 28-35 11-20 17-15 L1
St. Louis 34-32 17-15 17-17 W1

Recap

Cardinals 10, Royals 7: Matt Holliday and Yadier Molina each homered and combined to drive in nine runs as host St. Louis evened the I-70 series.

Holliday went 4-for-5 with five RBIs and Molina added a 2-for-3 day with four RBIs. The Cardinals, who led 6-1 early, trailed 7-6 in the seventh when Holliday tied it with an RBI hit. Molina delivered a two-out, bases-loaded single to make it 9-7.

Mike Moustakas homered and drove in four for the Royals, who saw their four-game win streak snapped. Alcides Escobar had put Kansas City on top with a two-run single in the seventh.

Holliday and Molina crushed two-run homers in the first. Holliday launched his shot 431 feet into the upper deck down the left-field line and Molina lined one over the fence in left.

Kansas City starter Bruce Chen lasted just 1 2/3 innings, giving up six runs on seven hits.

St. Louis rookie Joe Kelly was pulled with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth. Victor Marte relieved and allowed just one run, preserving a 6-3 lead at the time.

Mitchell Boggs (1-1) picked up the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Jason Motte earned his 14th save. Tim Collins (4-1) took the loss.

Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran went 3-for-4 with an RBI to extend his hitting streak to nine games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Cardinals have won 15 of 29 all-time regular-season meetings with the Royals in St. Louis. … Molina is likely to get the day off Sunday, according to Cards manager Mike Matheny. ... Matheny was ejected in the first inning for arguing an overturned triple play call.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   St. Louis
Bruce Chen Player Joe Kelly
No Decision W/L No Decision
1.2 IP 4.1
0 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 7
32.40 ERA 4.15
Hitting
Kansas City   St. Louis
Mike Moustakas Player Matt Holliday
3 Hits 4
4 RBI 5
1 HR 1
6 TB 9
.600 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 14 1 18 .359 22 6 7 4 1 0
St. Louis 14 2 23 .412 18 4 10 5 0 2

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 .485 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Royals have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .412 after a loss.