Kansas City 1, Atlanta 0

Date - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Doug Eddings, First Base - John Tumpane, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Angel Hernandez,
Attendance - 23018

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 8-6 4-2 4-4 W1
Atlanta 12-2 6-2 6-0 L1

Recap


Royals 1, Braves 0:
Wade Davis struck out seven in seven dominant innings as visiting Kansas City snapped Atlanta’s 10-game winning streak.

Davis (2-0) allowed five hits and did not walk a batter in his second straight scoreless outing. Former Brave Jeff Francoeur singled in the lone run and Alcides Escobar scored for the Royals, who earned a split of the two-game series.

Mike Minor (2-1) was charged with one run on five hits in six innings as Atlanta dropped to 12-2 and lost for the first time since April 4. The left-hander has surrendered a total of two runs and issued one walk in 19 innings this season.

Kansas City pushed the lone run across in the fourth when Francoeur reached down for an 0-2 changeup and lined it into left field to score Escobar from second. Kelvin Herrera, who allowed four runs in the series opener Tuesday, pitched a scoreless eighth and Greg Holland struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.

The Braves threatened in the seventh when a double by Chris Johnson bounced behind the tarp down the first-base line. Juan Francisco tried to score all the way from first, but was thrown out at the plate.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Johnson’s double extended his hitting streak to six games. He is 13-for-26 in that span. … The Royals get Thursday off before heading to Boston for a three-game series. They will be the first visiting team to play in the city since the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday. … Atlanta kicks off a 10-game road trip at Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Atlanta
Wade Davis Player Mike Minor
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
7 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 5
0.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Kansas City   Atlanta
Lorenzo Cain Player Juan Francisco
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 8 0 8 .242 12 8 1 0 1 1
Atlanta 6 0 8 .188 9 11 0 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Braves have a W/L % of .846 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Royals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.