1 Kansas City Royals OFFICIAL GAME NOTES Minnesota Twins Kansas City Royals (81-77) Kauffman Stadium - Thursday, September 29, 2016 Game #159 - Home Game #78 FOX Sports Kansas City (HD) & KCSP Radio (610 Sports) UPCOMING SCHEDULE & PITCHING PROBABLES Friday, September 30 vs. Cleveland Indians: RHP Adam Plutko (0-0, 7.36) vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (11-11, 4.40), 7:15 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Saturday, October 1 vs. Cleveland Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer (12-8, 4.26) vs. RHP Edinson Volquez (10-11, 5.37), 3:15 p.m., FS 1 (HD) & 610 Sports Sunday, October 2 vs. Cleveland Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin (12-9, 4.48) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (11-10, 3.69), 2:15 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Monday, April 3, Minnesota Twins: TBA vs. TBA All Royals games are broadcast on KCSP Radio (610 Sports) and the Royals Radio Network with Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart, while Don Free controls the dials...tonight s game is being televised in High Definition on FSKC with Ryan Lefebvre and Rex Hudler on the call...the pre and postgame shows, Royals Live, are hosted by Joel Goldberg and Royals Hall of Famer Jeff Montgomery. Royals vs. Twins With last night s 3-2 win, the Royals at 15-3 have matched their all-time most wins in a season against any club in team history, which was also against Minnesota...the 2013 club won 15 of the 19 contested vs. the Twins...KC is now in the last 38 played here vs. Minnesota, including wins in nine straight, all this year...the Royals trail all-time by a mark, but hold a advantage in Kansas City, here in The K. Date Site Score WP LP Att. 4/8 KC W, 4-3 Soria Jepsen 27,166 4/9 KC W, 7-0 Kennedy Milone 31,001 4/10 KC W, 4-3 (10) Davis May 35,317 Min W, 10-4 Moylan Nolasco 17,886 Min W, 7-4 Volquez Santana 23,541 Min L, 5-7 Duffey Gee 27,233 Min W, 7-3 Ventura Gibson 24,617 Min L, 3-5 Duffey Gee 30,147 Min W, 11-4 Volquez Santiago 31,730 8/18 KC W, 8-1 Gee Duffey 30,599 8/19 KC W, 5-4 (11) Wang Chargois 28,463 8/20 KC W, 10-0 Kennedy Santiago 29,268 8/21 KC W, 2-1 Duffy Santana 32,996 Min W, 11-5 Kennedy Berrios 20,992 Min W, 10-3 Herrera Kintzler 22,194 Min L, 5-6 Wimmers Soria 17,972 9/27 KC W, 4-3 (11) Pounders Milone 28,435 9/28 KC W, 5-2 Soria Rogers 23,437 X MARKS THE END OF THE CHASE--The Royals won their fourth straight game last night, a 5-2 decision over the Twins, but it wasn t enough to keep Kansas City alive for a third straight postseason run as Hyun Soo Kim s ninth inning home run in Toronto staked Baltimore to its 86th win of the year to officially eliminate KC...Kendrys Morales snapped a 2-2 deadlock in the eighth with a double to right, then Alex Gordon followed with a two-run double to stake Joakim Soria to his fifth win over the year after tossing a scoreless eighth...the Royals jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Eric Hosmer clubbed his 25th homer of the season with two-out in the third, but Minnesota tied the contest on a Kennys Vargas two-run blast off of rookie Kevin McCarthy in the sixth...starter Jason Vargas was outstanding in his final 2016 appearance, tossing 5.0 shutout innings allowing only four hits and a walk with six strikeouts...gordon, Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando each had a pair of hits in the win. KC STILL PLAYING FOR WINNING YEAR--Though the dreams of a third straight trip to Fall Ball were officially dashed last night, the victory over the Twins assured Kansas City of nothing worse than a.500 season in at least one more victory would give the Royals a fourth straight campaign with a winning record, something that hasn t been done here since a six-year stretch from , when KC combined those years for a.573 winning pct. ( )...included in that six-year span were the first postseason experiences for the franchise, playing in the ALCS in 1976, 77, 78 and 80, winning the American League crown in the final year of the streak...kansas City enters tonight record for the last four seasons for a.545 winning pct., which is currently the best mark among all American League teams since the start of 2013, when KC finished at the Royals then followed by consecutive American League title years with an mark in 2014 and a loss in the Fall Classic to the Giants, and then last year s historical ledger culminating in the World Series crown. THE LAND OF HOZ--Eric Hosmer s two-run homer in the third inning last night extended his career best in home runs to 25 and RBI to the 103 are have tied George Brett (1988) and Raul Ibanez (2002) for the 19th best RBI season in team history...with four games to play, Hosmer could join the likes of Carlos Beltran (2002) and Bo Jackson (1989) in the 17th best slot with this is the first time the Royals have had a first baseman drive at least 100 runs in a season since Mike Sweeney knocked home 103 of his 144 in 2000 while playing first base...the only other full-time first sacker with at least 100-RBI in a season for the Royals was John Mayberry, who did it on three occasion...with his career best 25 home runs, Hosmer is only the third lefthanded hitting Royal to achieve at least that many in a season, joining George Brett (1983 & 85) and John Mayberry ( , 75) DIVISIONAL WORK--The Royals are (.638) within its own division, tying the A.L. Central champs from Cleveland for the best mark within the division...kc has gone vs. the Central since August 10...Kansas City has won the season series against the Tigers (12-7), Twins (15-3) and White Sox (14-5)...unfortunately, the Royals didn t experience the same success against other divisions, going vs. the East while really struggling against the West at TONIGHT S STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Kyle Gibson (6-11, 5.04) vs. LHP Danny Duffy (12-3, 3.43) Career Career Kyle Gibson vs. Royals Major League Record 6-11 (5.04 ERA) Danny Duffy vs. Twins Major League Record 12-3 (3.43 ERA) DANNY DUFFY takes the hill for his career-best 26th start of the year and 41st appearance...he s making his 106th all-time start and 134th outing, while he s facing Minnesota for the 16th time (12th start)... the 27-year-old was originally selected by Kansas City in the third round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. SHORT NIGHT IN MOTOWN--Danny suffered an 8-3 loss last Friday in Detroit, just his second defeat in his last 20 starts...he was charged with six runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings, his shortest outing since May 15 when he worked 3.0 frames vs. Atlanta in his first start of the year...duffy matched season-highs in walks (four) and home runs (three), surrendering solos to Victor Martinez and Justin Upton in the third and a two-run homer to Cameron Maybin in the fourth...it was his first defeat since August 27, when he also fell by an 8-3 score, at Fenway Park. MOVING ON UP--Duffy makes his last regular season start of 2016, looking to move into the Top 10 on KC s single-season strikeout list...he enters tied for 11th in with 185, one shy of Kevin Appier s 1993 total for 10th...David Cone (9th with 191 in 1993) and Bret Saberhagen (8th with 193 in 1989) are also within reach...danny s total is already the highest by a KC lefty, passing Bill Butler, who fanned 156 in the Royals inaugural season...his 9.61 K s per 9.0 innings would also set a franchise record, currently held by Zack Greinke (9.50) during his Cy Young Award winning season in AMONG THE BEST--After beginning the season in the bullpen, Danny joined the starting rotation on May 15 since that point, he s tied for third with Corey Kluber (16-4) among A.L. starters (min. 20 starts) in winning pct. (.800, 12-3), trailing only Aaron Sanchez (.917) and Rick Porcello (.842)...he s also sixth in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (9.50), seventh in strikeouts-to-walks ratio (4.69), 11th in opponents batting average (.237) and 12th in ERA (3.48) among qualifying A.L. starters...the Royals are 17-8 (.680) in his 25 starts, which included a 10-game winning streak over a 14-start stretch from June 11-August 21, the second-longest winning streak by a left-handed pitcher in Royals history. LEFT-SIDE STORY--Danny has held left-handed batters to a.183 average (19-for-104) second best in the A.L. (min. 100 lefties faced), trailing only Martin Perez (.180), including a.114 average (4-for-35) over his last 10 starts.he s allowed one home run to a lefty this season (July 22 vs. Rougned Odor), which snapped a streak of 361 regular season at-bats without allowing a homer to a lefty, dating back to August 27, 2011 (Jim Thome). VS. TWINS--Duff enters at 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA (3 ER in 14.0 IP) in three outings (two starts) vs. Minnesota this season...he was a winner here on August 21, allowing one run on eight hits over 6.2 innings in a 2-1 triumph...the lefty is 5-1 in his career vs. Minnesota, including five-straight winning decisions dating back to August 28, he has a 2.29 ERA (18 ER in 70.2 IP) and a.249 opponents average in 15 outings and 11 starts against the Twins. SEEKING HOME PERFECTION--Danny is 7-0 with a 3.43 ERA in 21 outings (14 starts) at The K this season... a win tonight would give him the franchise record for most home victories in a season without a loss, passing Steve Farr (7-0 in 1986) and Larry Gura (7-0 in 1977)...this season, Duff and Andrew Miller (8-0) are the only Duffy vs. Twins Player AVG. AB H HR RBI Byron Buxton Brian Dozier Eduardo Escobar Robbie Grossman Joe Mauer John Ryan Murphy Miguel Sano Logan Schafer Kurt Suzuki Kennys Vargas Danny s 2016 Starts DATE OPPONENT SCORE IP H R ER HR BB SO TP-K LEFT 5/15 Atlanta ND, White Sox ND, /27 White Sox ND, /1 Tampa Bay W, Baltimore L, White Sox W, /16 Detroit ND, N.Y. Mets ND, /27 St. Louis W, Philadelphia W, /7 Seattle ND, Detroit W, /22 Texas W, /27 LA Angels ND, Tampa Bay W, /6 Toronto W, /11 Chi. White Sox W, CG Detroit W, /21 Minnesota W, Boston L, /2 Detroit ND, Minnesota ND, /13 Oakland ND, /18 Chi. White Sox W, Detroit L, Totals % 2016 Totals (as a starter) % Career Totals pitchers in baseball to have a perfect mark at home with seven or more wins...danny hasn t lost here since Sept. 5, 2015, a 6-1 to the White Sox...in 64 career outings here (53 starts), he s is with a 3.84 ERA. Danny s Last Win: September 18, 2016 vs. Chicago White Sox (7.0+ IP, 10-3 over Jose Quintana) Danny s Last Loss: September 23, 2016 at Detroit (3.2 IP, 3-8 to Michael Fulmer) Danny s Strikeout High: *16, August 1, 2016 at Tampa Bay (8.0 IP, 3-0 over Chris Archer) -- Set franchise record Danny s Only Complete Game: August 11, 2016 vs. Chicago White Sox (9.0 IP, 2-1 win over Carson Fulmer) Kansas City Royals One Royal Way Kansas City, MO Kansas City Royals 2016
2 Pitching Notes Tomorrow s Starter - Yordano Ventura = Yordano makes his 32nd start tomorrow as KC opens its final series of the regular season vs. Cleveland...he s with a 4.40 ERA with 136 strikeouts. = The righty last worked Saturday in Detroit, taking a no-decision as the Royals scored five in the ninth for a 7-4 triumph...ventura matched a season-high, allowing 10 hits over 4.0 innings, but surrendered just three runs...the 4.0-inning start was his shortest since July 2 in Philadelphia, when he left with an injury. = Ventura has enjoyed success within the Central Division, going 6-3 with a 3.59 ERA...comparatively, he s 5-8 with a 5.20 ERA vs. all non-division foes. = Since August 1, Ventura has gone 5-2 with a 3.56 ERA (26 ER in 65.2 IP)...prior to that, he was 6-9 with a 4.88 ERA. = He s 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (6 ER in 10.0 IP) in two starts vs. the Tribe this season, taking a 7-1 loss at Progressive Field on May 6...he s 4-2 with a 3.13 ERA in nine career starts against Cleveland...that includes making his Major League debut vs. the Indians here on September 17, 2013, pitching the first 5.2 innings. = Yordano has won three of his last four decisions at Kauffman Stadium...he s 7-4 here this season, posting a 4.31 ERA with opponents batting.248 against him Pitching Lines G W-L SV SVO ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO OPP AVG Starters Relievers Totals Bullpen Totals: 1st Batter Efficiency: 316/460 (68.7%) Saves/Save Opp: 41/59 (69.5%) Inherited Runners/Runners Scored:222/61 (27.5%) Scott Alexander (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 9/16 Saves/Save Opp: 0/1 (0%) Last Save: None Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 7/ Strikeout High: 4 on May 15 vs. ATL Sept. 27 vs. Minnesota = Scott pitched 1/3 of an inning on Tuesday night...he allowed a single to Logan Schafer and then a one-out bunt hit to Juan Centeno, while his ensuing throwing error put runners at second and third...he s made seven scoreless appearances since being recalled from Omaha (AAA), August 30, but has given up eight hits. = Alexander went 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA (10 ER in 30.0 IP) in 22 outings with Omaha this season...held lefties to a.231 average (9-for-39). Wade Davis 1st Batter Efficiency: 30/44 Saves/Save Opp: 27/30 (90.0%) Last Save: Sept. 28, 2016 vs. MIN (47th) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 8/ Strikeout High: 3 (2x), last: Sept. 17 vs. CWS Sept. 28 vs. Minnesota (Save) = Wade picked up his 27th save last night, working around a one-out double by John Ryan Murphy...his save total ranks 10th in the American League, while his 90.0 save percentage (27-for-30) is sixth...he s made appearances in four straight games, also pitching in the final two contests in the Detroit series last weekend. = Davis has made 23-straight scoreless outings vs. Minnesota since the start of in that span, he s allowed six hits in 22.1 innings with 28 strikeouts. = He s tied with Aroldis Chapman for the fourth-longest streak in the Majors without allowing a home run (46.0 IP)...hasn t been taken deep since a Logan Morrison solo shot on September 24 of last year...since 2014, he s tops among MLB relievers in ERA (1.19), is second in wins (19) and fourth in opponents average (.164). Brian Flynn (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 20/34 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: None Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 25/ Strikeout High: 5 on 6/24 vs. HOU Sept. 27 vs. Minnesota = Brian pitched 1 1/3 innings on Tuesday, retiring the side in the 10th and fanning pinch-hitter Jorge Polanco to start the 11th...ranks among AL relievers, holding the opposition to a.173 average (30-for-173)...in his relief outings since the break, he has a 1.05 ERA (3 ER in 25.2 IP), with opponents hitting.141 against him. = He s been dominant at The K, posting a 1.84 ERA (6 ER in 29.1 IP)...held opponents to a.165 average (16-for-97) at home, good for fifth in the AL. Dillon Gee 1st Batter Efficiency: 13/19 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: None Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 10/ Strikeout High (relief): 5 on April 23 vs. BAL Sept. 25 at Detroit (Win) = Gee will miss the remainder of the season after experiencing shortness of breath following Sunday s win...in 19 relief appearances, he s 4-1 with a 3.46 ERA. Kelvin Herrera 1st Batter Efficiency: 59/71 Saves/Save Opp: 12/15 (80.0%) Last Save: Sept. 24, DET (17th) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 14/ Strikeout High: 3 (4x), last July TOR Sept. 27 vs. Minnesota = Kelvin allowed back-to-back walks with two outs in the eighth Tuesday, but fanned Byron Buxton to finish a scoreless eighth...it marked his first outing of 2016 with multiple walks and first since August 3, 2015 at Toronto...ranks fifth in the AL with 71 appearances, the fourth time he s made 70+ outings in a season. = Among AL relievers, Herrera ranks sixth in WHIP (0.90) and seventh in strikeouts (85) and 15th in ERA (2.40). = His 26 holds rank fourth in the AL and also tied for third most in franchise history behind Jason Grimsley (28 in 2003) and Wade Davis (33 in 2014). Kevin McCarthy 1st Batter Efficiency: 7/9 Saves/Save Opp: 0/1 (0%) Last Save: n/a Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 11/ Strikeout High: 1 (7x), last Sept. 28 vs. MIN Sept. 28 vs. Minnesota = Kevin worked 2/3 of an inning last night, retiring the first two he faced in the sixth, before a single and a Kennys Vargas two-run homer tied the game...it marked his first time allowing multiple runs since September 14 vs. the A s...he s pitched in four of the last five games, dating back to the start of the Detroit series. = He s stranded 10 of the 11 baserunners he s inherited this season...four of his nine appearances have been less than an inning. = McCarthy earned his first Major League win on September 10 in Chicago, striking out his only batter in front of Kansas City s three-run seventh-inning rally. Alec Mills 1st Batter Efficiency: 2/3 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: n/a Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 1/ Strikeout High: 3, Sept. 15 vs. OAK Sept. 15 vs. Oakland = Alec hasn t pitched since September 15, retiring all five batters faced with three strikeouts, stranding an inherited runner in the eighth made his MLB debut on May 18...he went 5-5 with a 3.22 ERA in 24 outings (23 starts) between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha this season. Peter Moylan 1st Batter Efficiency: 35/50 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: Sept. 9, 2012 at NYM (4th) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 38/ Strikeout High: 3 (2x), last Aug. 6 vs. TOR Sept. 28 vs. Minnesota = Peter stranded two more inherited runners last night, getting John Ryan Murphy to ground out to end the sixth...he ranks ninth in the AL, having allowed just 21.1 percent (8-for-38) of his inherited runners to score...charged with two unearned runs last Friday in Detroit, but has a 2.29 ERA (5 ER in 19.2 IP) since August 1. = Moylan has appeared in five-straight games, dating back to last Friday...it s the second time he s done that this season (also, August 28-September 2)...the club record for consecutive game pitched in relief is six, held by Ted Abernathy (September 13-20, 1970)...Peter s 50 outings this year are his most since Brooks Pounders 1st Batter Efficiency: 5/8 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: --- Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 4/ Strikeout High: 3, July 5 at TOR Sept. 27 vs. Minnesota (Win) = Brooks recorded his first win since July 7 on Tuesday, collecting the final two outs in the 11th inning...it also marked his first appearance since Septembmer 15...he s made 10 appearances in his first big league season, recording 11 strikeouts in 10.1 frames. Joakim Soria 1st Batter Efficiency: 49/69 Saves/Save Opp: 1/8 (12.5%) Last Save: April 13 at HOU (203rd) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 18/ Strikeout High: 3 (3x), last on July 7 vs. SEA Sept. 28 vs. Minnesota = Joakim worked a scoreless eighth inning last night, earning his fifth win...his five victories are tied for the most he s had in a season, while his 69 appearances are second-most, behind his combined 72 with Detroit and Pittsburgh in he has a 6.00 ERA in September (6 ER in 9.0 IP), after posting a 2.70 mark in August. = Soria s eight losses are the most by a KC reliever since Dan Quisenberry s nine in 1985 he s had an up-and-down year, making 11-straight scoreless appearances between August 5-28, before allowing six runs in seven outings between August 30-September 13...had a 3-3 record and a 3.20 ERA before the break. Matt Strahm (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 14/20 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: --- Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 18/ Strikeout High: 5, August 9 vs. Chicago Sept. 28 vs. Minnesota = Matt returned to form, fanning a pair in his scoreless seventh inning last night...it marked his ninth outing with multiple strikeouts, while his strikeouts per 9.0 innings (29 K in 20.2 IP) is ninth-most in the AL among pitchers that have worked at least 20.0 innings...he s also 10th in the AL in opponents average (.181). = Strahm had a team-best 16.1 scoreless innings streak from August 2-September 10...he had allowed two runs on five hits over his five outings prior to last night. Chris Young 1st Batter Efficiency: 10/20 Saves/Save Opp: 1/1 (100%) Last Save: August 14, 2016 at MIN (1st) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 9/ Strikeout High: 10, April 22 vs. BAL (start) Sept. 23 at Detroit = Chris made a two-inning scoreless appearance Friday, recording three strikeouts...it marked his longest scoreless outing since August 18 vs. Minnesota (also 2.0 IP)...has a 3.45 ERA (22 ER in 57.1 IP) in 37 career relief outings...earned his first save against the Twins on August 14, working the final 3.0 innings of an 11-4 win. = Young s career.229 opponents average ranks second among active pitchers (min. 1,200.0 IP), trailing only Clayton Kershaw (.205).
3 Hitting Notes Billy Burns This Series: 0-for-0, run, sf, RBI Last Trip: 1-for-9 (.111), run Hit Streak: 1 g (1-6) = Billy entered as a pinch-runner at first base last night and scored on Alex Gordon s two-run single he had the walk-off sacrifice fly in the 11th inning on Tuesday, his second career walk-off RBI (also, June 17 with Oakland) and the first regular season walk-off sac. fly by Kansas City since May 7, 2011 vs. Oakland (Mike Aviles). = Burns is batting.286 (8-for-28) in seven starts with the Royals after being acquired from Oakland on July 30 in exchange for Brett Eibner, including a three-hit game on September 19 vs. the White Sox in which he reached safely a career-high tying four times he s batting.289 (24-for-83) with two outs. = Led MLB rookies in steals (26) and multi-hit games (47) last year and won the AL rookie batting title (.294) his 43 steals since 2015 are sixth most in the AL. Drew Butera This Series: Has not played Last Trip: 1-for-4 (.250) Hit Streak: 1 g (1-4) = Drew last played on September 22 in Detroit, going 1-for-4 he has 14 extra-base hits in 106 at-bats this season after recording 14 XBH in 277 at-bats from = Butera homered on September 7 in Minnesota, setting a new career high with his fourth home run, surpassing his previous high (3) with the Dodgers in = He made his second pitching appearance (fifth career) on July 26, recording the final out in a loss to the Angels his five pitching appearances are tops among active position players he is the ninth Royals position player (13th time) to pitch in a game prior to his June 25 outing, the last Royals to do it was Mitch Maier in Lorenzo Cain This Series: Has not played Last Trip: Did not play Hit Streak: 4 g (4-15) = Lorenzo last played on September 9 in Chicago, which was his first action since August 30 he s suffering from inflammation in his left wrist. = Cain is batting.377/.459/.525 (23-for-61) with 13 RBI over his last 17 games the Royals are (.564) with him in the starting lineup and (.421) without. Christian Colon This Series: Has not played Last Trip: 0-for-1 Hit Streak: 0 g (0-2) = Christian struck out as a pinch hitter on September 20 and hasn t started since September 19 he s hit safely in five of his last six starts, including his first career home run a three-run shot on September 15 vs. Oakland s Dillon Overton in Kansas City s five-run ninth he s a career.286 hitter (36-for-126) after the All-Star break. = He has a career.412 OBP when leading off an inning, second best among current AL players since 2014 (min. 60 plate appearances) and fifth in the Majors. Tony Cruz This Series: Has not played Last Trip: Did not play Hit Streak: 0 g (0-4) = Tony has appeared in four games with the Royals this season and just once (September 15 vs. Oakland) since being recalled from Triple-A Omaha on September 2. = Cruz hit.264 (84-for-318) with seven homers and 55 RBI in 92 games with the Storm Chasers, including a five-game hitting streak before his recall. Cheslor Cuthbert This Series: 2-for-6 Last Trip: 7-for-19 (.368), 3 runs, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 5 BB, SB Hit Streak: 0 g (0-3) = Cheslor went 0-for-3 last night he reached safely 14 times in 27 plate appearances over his previous eight games (.519 OBP), including hitting his 11th HR on Sunday in Detroit the only Royals rookies to hit more HR as a third basemen are Alex Gordon (14 HR in 2007) and Kevin Seitzer (14 HR in 1987). = He s batting.300 (68-for-227) at home, but just three of his 11 homers have come here at Kauffman Stadium his last RBI at home was September 3 vs. Detroit. = He leads the AL rookie batting title race (.278) over Texas Nomar Mazara (.269) the last Royal to win the AL rookie batting title was Eric Hosmer (.293) in = Cuthbert leads AL rookies with 28 doubles, most by a Royals rookie since Alex Gordon s club rookie record 36 doubles in Hunter Dozier This Series: Has not played Last Trip: 1-for-3 (.333), BB Hit Streak: 1 g (1-3) = He singled in the ninth on Saturday in his first start since September 18, and was pinch ran for by Gore, who scored the game-tying run on Orlando s two-run double. = Hunter made his Major League debut on September 12, recorded his first hit September 15 and had the game-winning RBI on September 17 in a 3-2 win. = Dozier was selected from Triple-A Omaha on September 2 he hit.296/.366/.533 (144-for-486) with career highs in doubles (44), homers (23) and RBI (75) in 129 games between Northwest Arkansas and Omaha this season ranked second in the PCL with 36 doubles, despite not making his debut there until May 7. Jarrod Dyson This Series: 3-for-7, 3 runs, 2B, RBI, BB, SB Last Trip: 4-for-15 (.267), 3B, 2 RBI Hit Streak: 5 g (7-20) = Jarrod doubled and stole third base in the eighth inning last night, scoring on Kendrys Morales rule-book double he s batting.354 (23-for-65) this month. = Dyson ranks second in the AL with 29 steals, including 17 since the All-Star break he s succeeded on 85.4% of his career attempts (175-of-205), second best in Major League history (min. 200 attempts), trailing Carlos Beltran (86.4%) he s three steals shy of matching Frank White (178) for fifth in Royals history. = He s batting.296 (42-for-142) vs. the AL Central this season, including.333 (13-for-39) vs. the Twins his 22 SB vs. Minnesota since 2010 are most in the Majors. = His 37 career steals as a pinch runner are six more than any active player and his 27 runs as a pinch runner since 2010 lead the Majors. = He has a career high 11 outfield assists this season, tied for seventh most in the AL, including two from left field, four from center and five from right. Alcides Escobar This Series: 0-for-8 Last Trip: 4-for-22 (.182), run, HR, 3 RBI Hit Streak: 0 g (0-8) = Alcides has gone 0-for-4 in both games in this series he hit his seventh HR of the season on Thursday, extending his career high he has six HR in his last 171 at-bats after recording just one in his first 453 at-bats the only AL shortstops with more HR since August 7 are Brad Miller (10) and Didi Gregorius (8). = Esky is batting.302/.341/.497 (48-for-159) with 18 runs, 18 extra-base hits and 23 RBI over his last 44 games since August 12. = He s batting.289 (22-for-76) vs. Minnesota this season he s batting.345 (10-for-29) lifetime vs. Kyle Gibson. = He s started 167 consecutive team games dating back to September 26, 2015, the longest active streak in the Majors, according to Elias he s played in 939 games since 2011, third most in the Majors behind Robinson Cano (950) and Adrian Gonzalez (944) the Royals are (.765) when he scores a run this season. Alex Gordon This Series: 2-for-8, 2 RBI Last Trip: 8-for-21 (.381), 5 runs, 2 2B, 3B, HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB Hit Streak: 1 g (2-4) = Alex had a two-run double in the eighth last night, extending the lead to 5-2 he s batting.333/.400/.611 (12-for-36) with five XBH seven RBI over his last 10 games. = Gordon has 10 home runs in his last 175 at-bats since August 4 after recording just seven homers in his first 259 at-bats. = He s batting.298/.373/.511 (173-for-581) lifetime vs. Minnesota, with more home runs (23) and RBI (73) than vs. any other opponent. = His 151 career home runs are nine shy of matching Frank White for fifth most in Royals history among Royals left handers, only George Brett had more HR (317). = He's recorded 72 assists since becoming a full-time outfielder in 2011, most in the Majors during that span and eight more than Gerardo Parra (64) who is second. Terrance Gore This Series: 2 SB Last Trip: run, SB Hit Streak: 0 g (0-2) = Terrance pinch ran for Cheslor Cuthbert at first base in the eighth inning on Tuesday and stole second and third base, his 10th and 11th of the season, most among AL rookies for his career, he s 19-for-20 in stolen base attempts during the regular season (all as a pinch runner). = Gore has more career SB (19) than PA (9) the only others in Major League history with more steals and fewer plate appearances than Gore are Oakland s Herb Washington (31 SB, 0 PA) from and Don Hopkins (21 SB, 8 PA) from he was caught stealing for the first time in the regular season on September 21. Eric Hosmer This Series: 2-for-8, run, HR, 3 RBI, BB Last Trip: 3-for-21 (.143), 2 runs, HR, 3 RBI Hit Streak: 4 g (4-17) = Eric hit his 25th HR in the third last night a two-run shot extending his career high he joins George Brett (1983 & 85) and John Mayberry ( , 75) as the only left-handed batters in Royals history to record 25 HR in a season his 103 also a career high are most by a Royals lefty batter since Raul Ibanez (103) in = Hosmer ranks third in the AL with 33 go-ahead RBI, trailing Albert Pujols (35) and Miguel Cabrera (34) his 16 game-winning RBI are tied for fourth most. = His 45 RBI in 53 games since the start of August rank tied for second most in the AL with Brian Dozier, trailing only Hanley Ramirez (49). = He has 16 RBI in 18 games vs. Minnesota in 2016, including one in eight of his last nine games vs. the Twins. = He was named MVP of the All-Star Game, collecting a solo homer and two RBI in the Midsummer Classic...became the second Royal to win the MVP (Bo Jackson). Whit Merrifield This Series: 1-for-7, 2 runs, 2B, 2 BB Last Trip: 6-for-22 (.273), 4 runs, 2B, 3B, RBI, SB Hit Streak: 0 g (0-5) = Whit walked and scored in Kansas City s three-run eighth last night he s batting.314 (27-for-86) with eight multi-hit games since his September 2 recall. = Merrifield made his first start at first base on Sunday he s also made starts at second base (52), third base (2), left field (11) and right field (3), becoming the first Royal to start at five different fielding positions in one season since Willie Bloomquist made starts at second base, third base, left field, center field and right field in = He ranks tied for second among AL rookies in doubles (21), fourth in multi-hit games (26), tied for fifth in stolen bases (8) and sixth in runs scored (44). = He s batting.316 (55-for-174) vs. the AL Central, fourth best in the Majors this season (min. 150 at-bats), including.355 (11-for-31) vs. the Twins. Raul Mondesi This Series: run, BB, SB Last Trip: 2-for-9 (.222), run, HR, 2 RBI, SB Hit Streak: 1 g (2-5) = Raul walked, stole second base and scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning on Tuesday, after entering as a defensive replacement at second base in the ninth. = Mondesi had a solo home run and a stolen base on Sunday in Detroit at 21 years, 60 days, he became the youngest player in the Majors to record a home run and stolen base in the same game since Houston s Carlos Correa (21 years, 10 days) on October 2, = He ranks fourth among AL rookies with nine stolen bases and ranks tied for seventh among all AL players with six sacrifices, despite playing in just 46 games. = Mondesi hit his first big league homer on August 16 in Detroit off Justin Verlander at 21 years, 20 days old, he became the fifth-youngest Royal to hit his first homer, behind Clint Hurdle (20 years, 50 days), Buck Martinez (20 years, 233 days), Jamie Quirk (20 years, 333 days) and George Brett (20 years, 358 days). Kendrys Morales This Series: 2-for-8, 2B, RBI Last Trip: 9-for-25 (.360), 4 runs, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, BB Hit Streak: 5 g (9-21) = Kendrys had the game-winning rule-book RBI double in the eighth inning last night, his Major League leading 30th RBI of the month his 30 RBI match a club record for the month of September (also, Al Cowens in 1977 and Jeff King in 1997) he s two shy of the franchise record for RBI in any calendar month, trailing Jermaine Dye (32) in July 1999 and John Mayberry (32) in July 1975 he s batting.344/.296/.635 (33-for-96) with eight homers this month. = Morales hit his 30th HR of the season on Saturday, becoming the 10th Royal (11th time) to reach the 30-HR mark and first since Jermaine Dye hit 33 HR in = He s batting.290/.392/.629 (18-for-62) with six HR and 16 RBI in 17 games vs. Minnesota in 2016, including four HR and 10 RBI during a three-game series at Target Field from September 5-7 in which he became the first Royal ever to record four HR and 10 RBI in a three-game series. = He ranks tied for third in the AL with 43 two-out RBI this season, after recording an AL best 53 in 2015 his two-year total (96) ranks second in the Majors. Daniel Nava This Series: Has not played Last Trip: 0-for-1 Hit Streak: 0 g (0-2) = Daniel struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning on Saturday he s 1-for-5 with a double as a Royal. = Nava was acquired on August 29 from the Angels for cash considerations or a player to be named later he has a career.370 OBP vs. right handers. = The Royals are his fourth franchise, also playing for Boston ( ), Tampa Bay (2015) and the Angels (2016).
4 Hitting Notes (Cont.) Paulo Orlando This Series: 3-for-6, run, BB, HBP Last Trip: 7-for-20 (.350), 3 runs, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 SB Hit Streak: 6 g (10-23) = Paulo went 2-for-3 with a walk last night, extending his hitting streak to six games, in which he s batting.435/.480/.478 (10-for-23). = Orlando had a game-tying two-run double in the ninth inning on Saturday and scored the go-ahead run on Eric Hosmer s three-run home run he has 14 RBI in 23 games this month after recording just 28 RBI in his previous 101 games this season six of his 14 RBI in September have either tied the game or taken the lead. = He s batting.397 (25-for-63) vs. Minnesota this season with 11 runs and 10 RBI in 15 games, including a career-high tying four hits on August 14. = He ranks eighth in the AL (min. 200 at-bats) with a.330 average (73-for-221) at home, including multi-hit efforts in 22 of his 59 games here this season. = He ranks third in the AL with a.338 average (51-for-151) with two outs he leads the Royals with a.301 average overall (min. 100 at-bats). Salvador Perez This Series: 0-for-7 Last Trip: 6-for-22 (.273), 3 runs, 2 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI Hit Streak: 0 g (0-11) = Salvy went 0-for-3 last night, extending his hitless at-bats streak to 11 he s batting just.162 (12-for-74) in 20 games this month. = He has caught 30 of 70 would-be basestealers, second most in the Majors behind Jonathan Lucroy (40) his 48.1 caught-stealing rate ranks first in the Majors. = He hit his 22nd HR on Sunday, setting a new career high (21 in 2015) he s one shy of matching Miguel Olivo (2009) for most HR by a Royals catcher in a season. = He s batting.344/.394/.623 (21-for-61) with 11 extra-base hits and 12 RBI in 16 games vs. Minnesota this season, including a career high five hits on May 23. = Perez ranks first among AL catchers in hits (125) and extra-base hits (52), second in home runs (22) and third in RBI (63). This & That K-MO CONTINUES LATE ROLL--Kendrys Morales knocked home the go ahead run with an eighth inning double to right last night as he s now hit safely in 26 of 29 games since August 28...in that span, he has batted.351 (40-for-114) with 20 runs, five doubles, 10 homers and a Major League best 35 RBI (Hanley Ramirez is next with 32)...Morales has a.658 slugging pct. and OPS in this 29-game span...his 30 RBI in September also lead the Majors and he s tied with Al Cowens (1977) and Jeff King (1997) for the best September in team history...kendrys slugged his 30th roundtripper last Saturday, becoming the 11th Royal to collect at least 30 in a season and first to do it since Jermaine Dye went deep 33 times during the 2000 season...it marks the second time Morales has recorded 30-plus homers in a season, also hitting 34 with the Angels in VARGY PROVES READY FOR 17--The long road back from Tommy John surgery appears to be over for Jason Vargas, who made his third and final big league start of 2016 here last night...surgically repaired July, 2015, Vargy allowed only four hits and a walk with six strikeouts, needing 87 pitches to navigate his 5.0-inning stint...all told in a trio of starts for the Royals after his minor league injury rehab stint, Vargas worked 12.0 innings allowing three runs on eight hits with three walks and 11 strikeouts, compiling a 2.25 ERA as he now readies himself for a full DENNY AWAY TO RECEIVE HONOR--Denny Matthews has called his last game for the Royals for this year, as the 48-year veteran of the mic in Kansas City has returned to his alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan (Class of 66), to receive this year s Distinguished Alumnus Award...he made the trip to Bloomington yesterday, instructed a class today and then will participate in the Homecoming weekend ceremonies, which will be capped by his introduction at halftime of the football game on Saturday afternoon. TOUGH TWOSOME ON TWINS--The back-end of the bullpen combo of Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis have been a particular challenge for Minnesota hitters over the years...herrera, who worked a scoreless eighth on Tuesday night, has a 1.32 ERA (5 earned runs in 34.0 innings) in 36 career appearances against the Twins, which is second lowest among active hurlers with at least 30.0 innings to Seattle s Hisashi Iwakuma (0.21 in 42.1 innings)...as for Davis, he tossed another scoreless ninth last night, which is nothing new for him against Minnesota as he s not allowed a run to the Twins in 22.1 straight innings dating back to the start of in that span, he s 4-0 with six saves and a.086 average against (6-for-70). TRIBE NEXT--The 2016 regular season will conclude with a visit from the newly crowned A.L. Central champion Cleveland Indians this weekend, featuring three different game times...tomorrow s opener will be a 7:15 first pitch, followed by a 3:15 start for FS 1 on Saturday and then a 2:15 season finale on Sunday...when the story of 2016 is finally written, KC s struggles against the Tribe will be a huge contributing factor in the Royals not returning to postseason play after two extended runs in October...Kansas City has gone just 5-11 against Cleveland this year, including a really rough 1-9 mark in Progressive Field, losing the last eight contested there including a three-game set last week. ROAD SLATE NOW HISTORY--Kansas City s road work this season has been anything but a smooth ride as the club stumbled to a mark before the All-Star break...however, Kansas City finished at on the road after the Midsummer Classic...since August 1, the Royals split a four-game set in Tampa Bay and then put together six consecutive road series wins, the longest such streak for the franchise in 36 years...the 1980 American League title club won 10 straight road sets...this year s streak started with a 2-1 visit to Target Field on August 12-14, then Kansas City won consecutive road stops in Detroit (3-0), Miami (2-1), Boston (2-1), again in Minnesota (2-1) and Chicago (2-1). GORE ON FAST TRACK--Speedster Terrance Gore pilfered two more bags here on Tuesday night, swiping second and third during a pinch running expedition in the eighth inning...he proved to be human a week ago tonight in Cleveland as he was caught stealing by Roberto Perez, the only time he s been thrown out in 20 career regular season attempts...he was caught once in postseason action last year, over sliding at third base in a game against Houston...the 25-year old has more career steals (19) than plate appearances (nine)...the only players in Major League history to accrue more thefts than trips to the plate were Herb Washington of the Oakland A s, who swiped 31 bags and never swung a bat in and Dan Hopkins, also of the A s, (21 steals, eight plate appearances) in since 2007 (Dayton Moore s first full year at the helm), the Royals lead the Majors in stolen bases by pinch runners with 83, way ahead of the Yankees (53) in that same span. 1,006 AND COUNTING--The winningest skipper in franchise history, Ned Yost, who hit 1,000 wins September 17, is now at 1,006 and standing alone as 61st alltime in the managerial win column, recently passing Charlie Manuel, who finished with 1,000...the winner of 549 games with the Royals and 457 during his stint with Milwaukee, Yost is now two behind Chuck Dressen, who managed for 16 seasons...ned is also seventh in wins among all active managers, trailing only Bruce Bochy (1,785), Dusty Baker (1,763), Mike Scioscia (1,488), Buck Showalter (1,426), Terry Francona (1,378) and Clint Hurdle (1,043)...Ned is 56th all-time in games managed at 2,054 and by Saturday will pass Felipe Alou for 55th, who finished his career with 2,055 games managed...yost was named to the role on May 13, 2010 and surpassed Whitey Herzog s previous team mark of 410 wins ( )...Yost s postseason managerial mark of 22-9 is good for a.710 winning pct., which ranks eighth all-time and is atop the list of managers with at least 20 postseason tilts under their belt. vs. Twins (2016) vs. Twins (career) At Home (career) Gibson (career) Plutko (career) Player AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI Burns Butera Cain Colon Cruz Cuthbert Dozier Dyson Escobar Gordon Gore Hosmer Merrifield Mondesi Morales Nava Orlando Perez Starting Pitchers Breakdown Total KC Avg. Runs Team Quality Pitcher GS Runs Per Start Record Starts Danny Duffy Brian Flynn Dillon Gee Ian Kennedy Kris Medlen Jason Vargas Yordano Ventura Edinson Volquez Chris Young Totals Catcher/Pitcher Matchups (Team Record w/starters) Pitcher Perez Butera Cruz Totals Duffy Flynn Gee Kennedy Medlen Vargas Ventura Volquez Young Total Catcher Breakdown Perez Butera Cruz Totals Starts CS/ATT 30/70 3/16 0/0 33/86 Pct ERA ER/IP 509/ / / / Team Pitcher Pickoffs: 7 CWS) Pickoff & CS: 8 (9/28 vs. MIN)
5 2016 Royals Home Run Breakdown vs. on Runners On Outs Tied Gave Direction Team Last Home Run AB s Players Total LHP RHP Home Road Game Lead LF LC CF RC RF Record Date Opp. Pitcher Since Burns /25/15 SF M. Leake 339 Butera MIN K. Gibson 15 Cain BOS J. Tazawa 18 Colon /15/16 OAK D. Overton 6 Cruz PIT R. Scahill 8 Cuthbert DET A. Sanchez 9 Dozier Dyson /18/16 CLE J. Manship 133 Escobar CLE S. Clevinger 22 Gordon DET M. Pelfrey 9 Gore Hosmer /28/16 MIN E. Santana 2 Merrifield /14/16 CLE J. Tomlin 203 Mondesi DET A. Sanchez 3 Morales DET D. Norris 15 Nava /12/16 STL A. Wainwright 97 Orlando /19/16 CWS C. Rodon 29 Perez DET M. Boyd 11 Pinch-Hit: Last: Erik Kratz Minnesota, seventh inning) - Franchise total: 76 Grand Slam: Last: Alex Gordon (8/18/16 vs. Minnesota, fourth inning) - Franchise total: 122; 3 in 2016 Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Shane Mack Texas, seventh inning) 2-Homer Game: Last: Kendrys Morales Minnesota, 2-run off Ervin Santana, 3-run off Pat Light) - 7 in Homer Game: Last: Lorenzo Cain N.Y. Yankees, solo, 3-run, solo) - Franchise total: 9 Back-to-Back: Last: Cheslor Cuthbert and Raul Mondesi (9/25/16 at Detroit, third inning off Anibal Sanchez) 3 times in 2016 Back-to-Back-to-Back: Last: Tony Graffanino, Angel Berroa, Doug Mientkiewicz (5/25/06 vs. Detroit, first inning) Three Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Melky Cabrera, Eric Hosmer and Brayan Pena Texas, 14th inning) Four Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Mike Sweeney, Jermaine Dye, Raul Ibanez and Carlos Beltran Cleveland, fourth inning) Leadoff Game: Last: Alex Gordon Cleveland) - Franchise total: 91 Inside-the-Park: Last: Jarrod Dyson (7/8/15 vs. Tampa Bay) - Franchise total: 96 Both Sides of the Plate in One Game: Last: Kendrys Morales Philadelphia, 3-run, solo) - Franchise total: 8 Home Run by Pitcher: Last: Zack Greinke Arizona) Walk-off Home Run: Last: Kendrys Morales (5/15/16 vs. Atlanta, 13th inning, Grilli pitching) - Franchise total: 67; 1 in 2016 Opponent: Pinch-Hit: Last: Chris Denorfia, Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field, off Miguel Almonte, 11th inning) Grand Slam: Last: Victor Martinez Comerica Park off Edinson Volquez, 3rd inning) Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Darryl Strawberry, New York Kauffman Stadium, Scott Service pitching, 9th inning) Back-to-Back: Last: Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez, Boston Fenway Park, Danny Duffy pitching, 5th inning) Leadoff Game: Last: Brian Dozier, Minnesota Target Field, Dillon Gee pitching) Inside-the-Park: Last: Logan Forsythe, Tampa Bay Kauffman Stadium, Jeremy Guthrie pitching, 4th inning) Walk-off Home Run: Last: Mitch Moreland, Texas Globe Life Park, Brad Pounders pitching, 9th inning) Three Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Ezequiel Carrera, Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto Rogers Centre, Chris Young pitching, 3rd inning) Four Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Alex Rios, Carlos Quentin, Andruw Jones, Dayan Viciedo, Chicago U.S. Cellular, Anthony Lerew pitching, 3rd inning) Three Home Runs, One Player: Last: Brian Dozier, Minnesota Target Field, Ian Kennedy-2, Brooks Pounders-1) Both Sides of the Plate in One Game: Last: Victor Martienz, Detroit Kauffman Stadium, Danny Duffy and Chien-Ming Wang pitching) 2016 Single-Game Bests Multi-Hit Games Multi-RBI Games RBI Hitting Streaks Hits Players Total Total Tying Go-Ahead 2-out Current Long (3+) Infield Bunt Burns g 8 g (5/3-13) 17 4 Butera g 5 g (5/29-6/3) 2 1 Cain g 10 g (5/6-17) 11 - Colon g 4 g (6/10-15) 3 1 Cruz g Cuthbert g 12 g (7/7-23) 15 - Dozier g Dyson g 10 g (9/2-9/17) 17 4 Escobar g 14 g (2x) 19 2 Gordon g 11 g (8/10-20) 5 - Gore g Hosmer g 18 g (4/10-4/30) 9 2 Merrifield g 9 (5/23-6/1) 4 2 Mondesi g 4 g (7/27-30) 8 5 Morales g 14 g (8/28-9/12) 5 - Nava g 4 g (5/12-15) - - Orlando g 14 g (5/14-31) 20 2 Perez g 12 g (5/13-27) 4 - The Last Time... No-Hitter by the Royals: Bret Saberhagen, August 26, 1991 vs. Chicago (Royals 7-0) No-Hitter vs. Royals: Jon Lester, May 19, Boston in Fenway Park (Red Sox 7-0) One-Hitter by the Royals (complete game): Zack Greinke, August 30, 2009 at Seattle (Royals 3-0) One-Hitter vs. Royals (complete game): Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland, September 25, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium (Indians 6-0) Two-Hitter by the Royals (complete game): James Shields, April 13, 2013 vs. Toronto (Blue Jays 3-2) Two-Hitter vs. Royals (complete game): Jeff Niemann, Tampa Bay, June 3, 2009 at Tropicana Field (Rays, 9-0) Back-to-Back Complete Game Wins by the Royals: Brian Bannister and Zack Greinke, April 13-14, 2008 vs. Minnesota (5-1) and at Seattle (5-1) Back-to-Back Shutouts by the Royals: May 17 & 19, 2015 vs. New York (6-0) and vs. Cincinnati (3-0) Back-to-Back Shutouts vs. Royals: April 29-30, 2016 at Seattle (1-0 and 6-0) Three Straight Shutouts vs. Royals: July 5-7, 2004 at Minnesota (9-0, 4-0, 12-0) 10+ Innings Pitched by a Royals starter: Kevin Appier, July 23, 1992 at Cleveland (10.0) 10+ Strikeouts by a Royals starter: Danny Duffy, September 7, 2016 at Minnesota (10) Shutout by the Royals (Complete Game): Johnny Cueto, August 10, 2015 vs. Detroit (4-0) Shutout by the Royals (Combined): September 11, 2016 at Chicago White Sox (2-0), Kennedy (6.0), Moylan (1.0), Herrera (1.0), Davis (1.0) Lineup Production Batting Order - HR RBI 1st nd rd th th th th th th Triple Play by the Royals: June 11, 2006 vs. Tampa Bay (DeJesus-Elarton- Berroa-Teahen with Branyan batting, 2nd inning) Triple Play vs. Royals: April 20, 2012 vs. Toronto at Kauffman Stadium, (3-6, Hosmer batting, 3rd inning) Royal hit for the cycle: George Brett, July 25, Toronto Opponent hit for the cycle: Jeff DaVanon, Anaheim, August 25, 2004 at Angel Stadium Royal Five-Hit Game: Salvador Perez, May 23, Minnesota (5-for-5) Royal Six-Hit Game: Joe Randa, Sept. 9, 2004 at Detroit-Game 1 (6-for-7) Royals Two Hits, One Inning: Kendrys Morales, August 28, Boston (6th) Royals Five-RBI Game: Kendrys Morales, September 6, Minnesota Royals Six-RBI Game: Alex Gordon, May 18, 2014 vs. Baltimore Royals Seven-RBI Game: (13 times) - last: Omar Infante, Sept. 17, Cleveland Royals Nine-RBI Game: Mike Moustakas, September 12, Baltimore Royals Position Player Pitching: Drew Butera, July 26, 2016 vs. Los Angeles Angels Opponent Position Player Pitching: A.L.: Andrew Romine, Detroit, June 18, 2016 at Kauffman Stadium; N.L.: D Angelo Jimenez, San Diego, June 30, 2002 at Kauffman Stadium Royals Pitcher Homered: Zack Greinke, June 10, Arizona Royals Pitcher With a Hit: Danny Duffy, July 2, Philadelphia Royals Pitcher With a RBI: Danny Duffy, July 2, Philadelphia Royals Three or more Steals, One Game: Lorenzo Cain (3), June 20, 2015 vs. Boston Kansas City By the Days Monday 10-8 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 7-7 Friday Saturday Sunday Opponent Three or more Steals, One Game: Jose Reyes, Toronto, July 11, 2014 at KC (3 SB) Royals Steal of Home: Alex Rios, vs. Pittsburgh, July 20, 2015 (4th inning) Opponent Steal of Home: Brett Lawrie, Toronto, April 22, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium (8th inning) - on double steal Royals Suspended Game: April 24, Chicago White Sox (Rain) Royals Home Run in first ML at bat: Jon Nunnally, April 29, 1995 vs. New York (Melido Perez pitching, 1st inning) Royals Home Run in 4 Consecutive Games: Billy Butler, July 26-29, 2011 Royals 0-0 Game After 9 innings: September 28, Chicago Cubs (lost 1-0 in 11 inn.) Royals Walk-Off Win: September 27, 2016 vs. Minnesota (4-3 in 11 innings) - Nine times in Royals Bat Around: September 25, Detroit (1st inning, 4 runs) - 22 times in Three-game sweep by Royals at Kauffman Stadium: June 13-15, 2016 vs. Cleveland Three-game sweep by Royals on the road: August 15-17, Detroit Four-game sweep by Royals at Kauffman Stadium: August 18-21, 2016 vs. Minnesota Four-game sweep by Royals on the road: May 7-10, Minnesota Three-game sweep by opposition at Kauffman Stadium: September 4-6, 2015 vs. Chicago White Sox Three-game sweep by opposition on the road: August 20-22, Cleveland Four-game sweep by opposition at Kauffman Stadium: September 12-15, 2016 vs. Oakland Four-game sweep by opposition on the road: July 28-31, Texas Multi-Run Innings for Royals # of runs # times last time 2 runs /28 vs. MIN (3rd, 2 hits) 3 runs /28 vs. MIN (8th, 4 hits) 4 runs - 19 DET (1st, 5 hits) 5 runs - 12 DET (9th, 4 hits) 6 runs - 1 MIN (4th, 5 hits) 7 runs - 3 MIN (9th, 6 hits) 8 runs - 1 BOS (6th, 6 hits)
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Boston Red Sox Record: 84-78 t-2nd Place American League East Manager: Joe Morgan Fenway Park - 34,171 Day: 1-8 Good, 9-15 Average, 16-20 Bad Night: 1-4 Good, 5-13 Average, 14-20 Bad Day: 1-12 Good, 13-17
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017 at TORONTO BLUE JAYS RH Jake Faria (5-3, 3.19) vs. RH Marcus Stroman (10-6, 3.00) First Pitch: 7:07 p.m. Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ont.. TV: Fox Sports Sun Radio: WDAE
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES (3-5) vs. BOSTON RED SOX (4-4) APRIL 13, 2017 at Fenway Park, BOSTON, MA --- GAME #9/ROAD #3 RHP CHAD KUHL (1-0, 3.60 ERA) vs. LHP EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ (0-1, 7.20 ERA) THE PIRATES...arrived
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (11-11) vs. LOS ANGELES DODGERS (13-12) Sunday, April 30, 2017 Dodger Stadium 4:10 p.m. EDT Game 23; Road 12 RHP Nick Pivetta (NR) vs LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-4, 4.64) LAST NIGHT S ACTION:
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SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017 at BOSTON RED SOX RH Matt Andriese (2-1, 3.12) vs. LH Drew Pomeranz (3-2, 5.23) First Pitch: 1:35 p.m. Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Mass. TV: Fox Sports Sun Radio: WDAE 620 AM, Radio
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ANGELS (6-6) @ ROYALS (5-6) LHP TYLER SKAGGS (0-1, 8.71 ERA) vs. RHP IAN KENNEDY (0-2, 4.09 ERA) KAUFFMAN STADIUM 11:15 AM PDT TV FOX SPORTS WEST RADIO KLAA AM 830 SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017 GAME #13 (6-6)
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS (80-61) at Miami Marlins (70-72) RHP Kenta Maeda (14-8, 3.29) vs. RHP Jose Urena (3-6, 5.54) Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 1:10 p.m. ET Marlins Park Miami, FL Game 142 Road Game 68 (33-34)
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NEW YORK YANKEES 2017 Supplemental Bios TODD FRAZIER INF JAIME GARCÍA LHP SONNY GRAY RHP TOMMY KAHNLE RHP DAVID ROBERTSON RHP TODD FRAZIER 21 THIRD BASEMAN 2016 SEASON American League Leaders: 6th-HR (40).
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Greg Garcia Greg Joseph Garcia bats throws height weight Left Right 6-0 190 Opening Day Age: 23 Born: August 8, 1989 in El Cajon, California residence: El Cajon, California SCHOOL: University of Hawaii
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 at BOSTON RED SOX RH Matt Andriese (5-2, 3.78) vs. LH Chris Sale (15-7, 2.85) First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Mass. TV: Fox Sports Sun Radio: Rays Radio
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FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017 vs. NEW YORK YANKEES RH Erasmo Ramirez (2-0, 2.92) vs. RH Luis Severino (2-2, 3.86) First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. Location: Tropicana Field, Cleveland, Ohio TV: Fox Sports Sun Radio: WDAE
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