Kansas City 13, Philadelphia 4

Date - Friday, April 5, 2013 4:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Paul Schrieber,
Attendance - 45307

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 2 2 13 19 0
Philadelphia 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 2-2 0-0 2-2 W2
Philadelphia 1-3 0-1 1-2 L1

Recap


Phillies 13, Royals 4:
Alex Gordon hit a bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning and Chris Getz did the same in the seventh as Kansas City rallied from an early four-run deficit to spoil the home opener for Philadelphia.

Gordon ripped the third pitch from reliever Jeremy Horst into the gap in right-center field to give the Royals a 5-4 lead and Getz lined one past a diving Domonic Brown in left with one out in the seventh to make it 9-4 as the Phillies bullpen faltered. Eric Hosmer finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs for Kansas City, which has won two straight after an 0-2 start.

Bruce Chen (1-0) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief of starter Wade Davis, who allowed four runs in four innings in his Royals debut. Kyle Kendrick (0-1) was charged with five runs in 5 2/3 innings for Philadelphia, leaving with a 4-2 lead and seeing Horst allow all three inherited runners to score and combine with two other relievers to give up eight runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Ryan Howard had a pair of RBI singles and Brown and Erik Kratz homered to help the Phillies build a 4-0 lead. However, Philadelphia was held hitless after the third inning in falling to 3-7 in home openers at Citizens Bank Park.

Kansas City's comeback began in the fifth, when Getz, Miguel Tejada and Gordon each singled to load the bases for Hosmer, who singled to right to cut the deficit to 4-2. Alcides Escobar smacked a solo shot in the eighth and Escobar and Hosmer capped the onslaught with RBI doubles in the ninth.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Royals had 17 hits in going 1-2 in Chicago to open the season. They had 19 Friday. ... Chase Utley had two hits and scored for the Phillies, raising his average to .467. ... Hall of Fame third basemen George Brett and Mike Schmidt, who squared off in the 1980 World Series between the Kansas City and Philadelphia, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Philadelphia
Wade Davis Player Kyle Kendrick
No Decision W/L Loss
4.0 IP 5.2
2 Strikeouts 3
9 Hits 8
9.00 ERA 7.94
Hitting
Kansas City   Philadelphia
Eric Hosmer Player Ryan Howard
4 Hits 2
3 RBI 2
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.800 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 19 1 30 .432 17 4 13 4 1 0
Philadelphia 9 2 16 .265 9 8 4 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Phillies have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Royals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.