St. Louis 11, Kansas City 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 22, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 37902

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 17 0
Kansas City 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 36-35 17-16 19-19 W1
Kansas City 31-37 11-21 20-16 L1

Recap


Cardinals 11, Royals 4: Carlos Beltran had four RBIs and visiting St. Louis scored 10 runs in the first two innings while routing Kansas City.

Joe Kelly (1-0) gave up three runs and nine hits in six innings to notch his first major-league victory.

Beltran smacked two-run doubles in each of the first two innings in his first game in Kansas City since the Royals dealt him to the Houston Astros during the 2004 campaign.

Beltran hit a two-run double to fuel a four-run first that included a run-scoring single by Yadier Molina and a sacrifice fly by Matt Carpenter. He added a two-run double in the six-run second inning to knock Royals starter Vin Mazzaro (3-2) out of the contest. David Freese and Tyler Greene added two-run doubles later in the inning.

Freese and Matt Holliday had three hits apiece as St. Louis racked up 17 overall to win for the ninth time in the past 12 meetings in Kansas City.

Kansas City scored in the first on three consecutive singles, with Eric Hosmer’s hit driving in the run. Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer in the fourth and Billy Butler had a run-scoring single in the ninth for the Royals.

Mazzaro allowed seven runs and six hits in 1 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Holliday had a four-hit game against the Royals on June 16 … Kansas City pitcher Felipe Paulino is done for the season and will likely need Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery … St. Louis activated Carpenter (oblique) and outfielder Jon Jay (shoulder) prior to the game … Perez was playing for the first time this season after being activated from the disabled list due to a knee injury in March.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Kansas City
Joe Kelly Player Vin Mazzaro
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 1.1
1 Strikeouts 2
9 Hits 6
4.50 ERA 47.25
Hitting
St. Louis   Kansas City
David Freese Player Salvador Perez
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 17 0 23 .415 23 8 11 5 2 0
Kansas City 11 1 14 .297 19 3 4 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Royals have a W/L % of .469 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .500 after a loss.