Kansas City 8, Tampa Bay 2

Date - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Mike DiMuro,
Attendance - 12738

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 8 14 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 12-14 8-4 4-10 L1
Kansas City 14-10 7-4 7-6 W1

Recap


Royals 8, Rays 2: Mike Moustakas belted a go-ahead two-run homer and James Shields pitched seven strong innings to beat his former team as Kansas City rallied past visiting Tampa Bay.

Shields (2-2) allowed two runs and five hits while striking seven and walking one to win his first meeting against the Rays since the off-season trade. Moustakas also had a sacrifice fly and a single to go along with his first home run of the season as the Royals totaled 14 hits.

Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb (3-2) gave up four hits and no runs through 5 2/3 innings before Kansas City touched him up for six consecutive hits to end his night. Matt Joyce belted a two-run homer in the first inning and James Loney had three hits for the Rays.

Eric Hosmer started the sixth-inning rally with a double and scored on Lorenzo Cain’s single. Moustakas belted a 1-0 pitch from Cobb over the right-field fence and the Royals scored another on a Salvador Perez RBI single for a 4-2 lead.

Kansas City added three more in the seventh, capped by Jeff Francoeur’s RBI triple. Perez, Francoeur, Cain, Moustakas and former Rays infielder Elliot Johnson - the bottom five hitters in the order - each finished with two hits for the Royals.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tampa Bay has homered in 15 consecutive games, matching the club record set in 2009. … Moustakas had only two RBIs in the first 21 games before Tuesday. … Rays DH/1B Luke Scott was activated from the disabled list and DH Shelley Duncan was designated for assignment. Scott struck out twice in his four at-bats.
 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Kansas City
Alex Cobb Player James Shields
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 7
10 Hits 5
6.35 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Kansas City
James Loney Player Mike Moustakas
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 3
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 8 1 12 .235 11 9 2 1 0 1
Kansas City 14 1 21 .389 12 7 7 2 3 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Royals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Rays have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .538 after a loss.