St. Louis 8, Kansas City 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Mike Estabrook,
Attendance - 37240

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 8 16 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 37-35 17-16 20-19 W2
Kansas City 31-38 11-22 20-16 L2

Recap


Cardinals 8, Royals 2: Matt Holliday had a pair of RBI singles among four hits and Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings as the visiting Cardinals won their second straight in the I-70 series.

Allen Craig added a two-run homer and an RBI single for St. Louis, which has erupted for 19 runs and 33 hits in the first two games in Kansas City.

Wainwright (6-7) allowed two runs on six hits, producing his fourth quality start in five June outings.

Holliday, playing DH for the second time this season, laced a two-out RBI single to give St. Louis a 1-0 third-inning lead. After Jon Jay ripped an RBI hit in the fifth, Holliday singled off third baseman Mike Moustakas’ glove to make it 3-0 and chase Luis Mendoza (2-4).

Mendoza allowed four runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, and is winless in his last six starts.

Alex Gordon had two hits, including an RBI triple, for the Royals, who must win Sunday to finish 3-3 this season against their in-state rivals.

Cards leadoff hitter Rafael Furcal had two hits and two walks to raise his on-base percentage to .354.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jay is 3-for-10 with three runs scored and an RBI in two games since returning from a shoulder injury. ... Cards C Yadier Molina was given the day off; he previously clashed with home plate umpire Rob Drake. … Royals cleanup hitter Eric Hosmer grounded out four times, dropping his average to .213. ... Cards OF Carlos Beltran went 2-for-5 and is six hits shy of 2,000 for his career.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Kansas City
Adam Wainwright Player Luis Mendoza
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 4.1
4 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 7
2.57 ERA 8.31
Hitting
St. Louis   Kansas City
Matt Holliday Player Alcides Escobar
4 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.800 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 16 1 20 .400 20 5 8 3 0 0
Kansas City 6 0 8 .188 10 5 2 1 0 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 .432 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .528 after a win and .500 after a loss.