1 Kansas City Royals OFFICIAL GAME NOTES Minnesota Twins Kansas City Royals (72-57) Kauffman Stadium - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Game #131 - Home Game #63 Fox Sports One (HD) & KCSP Radio (610 Sports) UPCOMING PITCHING PROBABLES Wednesday, August 27 vs. Minnesota Twins: RHP Phil Hughes (14-8, 3.65) vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (10-9, 3.40), 7:10 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Thursday, August 28 vs. Minnesota Twins: LHP Tommy Milone (6-4, 4.08) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (10-10, 4.32), 7:10 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Friday, August 29 vs. Cleveland Indians: RHP Danny Salazar (4-6, 4.52) vs. LHP Jason Vargas (10-6, 3.17), 7:10 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Saturday, August 30 vs. Cleveland Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer (5-7, 4.18) vs. RHP James Shields (12-7, 3.45), 6:10 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Sunday, August 31 vs. Cleveland Indians: LHP T.J. House (2-3+ tonight) vs. LHP Danny Duffy (8-11+ tonight), 7:07 p.m., ESPN 2 (HD) & 610 Sports Tonight s game is being broadcast in Kansas City on KCSP Radio (610 Sports) and the Royals Radio Network with Royals Hall of Famer Denny Matthews and Steve Stewart, while Don Free controls the dials as the producer/engineer...tonight s game is being televised in High Definition on FS 1 with Steve Physioc and Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven. Royals vs. Twins Kansas City has won 5 of the last 6 meetings to take a 9-7 lead in the season work with this series wrapping up play between this clubs in KC split the 10 games played in Target Field, while going 4-2 here...the Royals trail in the all-time series, , but possess a advantage in games played in Kansas City, specifically in Kauffman Stadium. Date Site Score WP LP Att. Min L, 1-10 Gibson Chen 24,338 Min L, 1-7 Nolasco Shields 23,963 Min L, 3-4 Fien Crow 20,878 4/18 KC W, 5-0 Vargas Nolasko 21,192 4/19 KC W, 5-4 Chen Correia 24,291 4/20 KC L, 3-8 Hughes Ventura 17,710 Min W, 6-1 Duffy Pino 28,533 Min L, 2-10 Nolasco Shields 23,383 Min W, 4-0 Vargas Correia 28,860 7/29 KC L, 1-2 Gibson Shields 30,686 7/30 KC W, 3-2 Frasor Hughes 20,747 7/31 KC W, 6-3 Ventura Thielbar 24,127 Min W, 6-5 Duffy Nolasco 32,013 Min L, 1-4 Hughes Ventura 35,575 Min W, 12-6 Guthrie Milone 31,455 Min W, 6-4 Vargas May 25,559 8/26 KC 8/27 KC 8/28 KC YANKEES GAIN SERIES SPLIT--It took nearly three months, but the Royals were unable to win a 4-game series against New York, as KC dropped an 8-1 decision here last night in the make-up of a June 9 rainout... Kansas City had won two of the first three games of that set when these clubs met in June...James Shields was in a 2-1 ball game until the seventh, when the New Yorkers pushed across four runs, which were more than enough for their starter Michael Pineda...KC trailed 1-0 in the third, but Mike Moustakas quickly tied the game with his 15th homer of the year...unfortunately that would be about it for the Royals, who lost for only the second time in their last 10 games in Kauffman Stadium and just for the eighth time in the last 32 contests overall...the setback dropped KC s lead in the A.L. Central to 1 1/2 games ahead of the idle Detroit Tigers, who will now host the Yankees for the next three days after their one-game stop in Kansas City. A RECENT ODDITY--The Royals have dropped two in a row for the first time since July (vs. Cleveland and Minnesota, respectively), posting a 19-4 mark between two-game slides...last night s loss to the Yankees essentially gave Kansas City a split of the 4-game set with New York from early June...KC still enters tonight with a 10-series unbeaten streak, going 9-0 with a split of a 2-game stop in Colorado... considering August is widely known as the dog days, KC has thrived during the month, posting a 17-6 ledger, while actually winning 19 of the last 25 going back to July and posting a Major League best 24-8 mark since all of this began on July 22, when the club entered play that night a full eight games down in the A.L. Central...last night s loss was just the fourth in the last 16 games here in Kauffman Stadium, as the club has turned around what began as a mark here. ATTENDANCE CONTINUES TO CLIMB--The Royals drew 31,758 for last night s make-up affair against the Yankees, a contest that was originally slated for June 9 but was deluged...the gathering was the 10th crowd over 30,000 this year as Kansas City has now drawn 1,463,061 through the first 62 home dates, a per game average of 23,598...should the Royals keep up this average for the remaining 20 dates, KC would have its highest single-season attendance total since the 1993 campaign, when the club drew 1,934,578 over an 80-date home season...the Royals are currently on a pace for 1,911,418 fans this year. 32 LEFT ON REGULAR SEASON PLATE--The Royals enter tonight s contest with 32 games remaining on the regular season docket and a record, which puts Kansas City 1 1/2 games up on Detroit in the Central Division standings...of the 32 games, 17 are against clubs who are currently at or below.500, including these Twins (3), the Rangers (3), White Sox (7) and Boston (4)...as for remaining opponents with winning records, the Royals still have Detroit (6), Cleveland (6) and the Yankees (3). EXTENDED STAY UNDERWAY--Tonight starts the second phase of an unusual 4-team homestand with last night s make-up game with the Yankees in the books... the Twins are here through Thursday night and will be followed by a weekend set with Cleveland, which will be capped with a Sunday Night Baseball game at 7:07, and be televised nationally on ESPN 2...the Rangers will hit town on Labor Day for a 3-game set to closeout the next-to-last homestand of the regular season. GORDO CHASING BOGGS--Alex Gordon s first-inning blast on Saturday night was the 117th home run of his career...he s closing in on a Hall of Famer as Gordo is now one roundtripper shy of Wade Boggs, who hit 118 during his Hall of Fame career and currently stands as the all-time home run leader for a Nebraska native. TONIGHT S STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Ricky Nolasco (5-9, 5.96) vs. LHP Danny Duffy (8-11, 2.53) Career Career Ricky Nolasco vs. Royals Major League Record 5-9 (5.96 ERA) Danny Duffy vs. Twins Major League Record 8-11 (2.53 ERA) DANNY DUFFY takes the hill for his 21st start and 27th overall appearance of the year...it s his fourth start and seventh outing vs. Minnesota this season, while he s facing the Twins for the ninth time in his career...danny was selected by Kansas City in the third round of the 2007 June Free Agent Draft. ONE COSTLY MISTAKE--Danny had a 5-start unbeaten streak snapped, and suffered his first setback in over a month a week ago tonight in Denver, giving up a 2-out grand slam to Matt McBride in the sixth inning of a 5-2 loss to the Rockies...the slam ruined an otherwise impressive outing as Duff allowed just one earned run (5 total) on 5 hits with a walk and 6 strikeouts over 7.0 innings...leading 2-1, he retired the first 2 hitters in the sixth, before an error, a single and a walk loaded the bases for McBride...the slam was the first homer Danny had given up since July 30, against these Twins and just the third he s surrendered in 43.1 innings since the All-Star break. AMONG THE A.L. S BEST--Despite an 8-11 won-loss ledger, Duffy is enjoying his finest season to date, 2 years removed from Tommy John surgery...his 2.53 ERA ranks fifth among A.L. hurlers that have thrown at least innings, while he s the only A.L. pitcher with a sub-3.00 ERA and a losing record...the 2.53 mark is tops all-time among KC lefties who pitched or more frames in a season, ahead of Paul Splittorff s 2.68 mark in 1971 (43 ER in IP)...he s allowed one earned run or less in 13 of his 20 starts, but is just 5-6 in those starts despite a 1.03 ERA (9 ER in 79.0) in those outings. LOW AVERAGES--Danny enters tonight s start with the fourth-lowest opponents batting average in the league (.201) among hurlers who have thrown at least innings...he s on pace to have the best opponents average by a Royals lefty as he s ahead of Larry Gura s.223 mark in he s held left-handed hitters to a.131 average (13-for-99), lowest among Major League starting pitchers...righties aren t faring much better, batting.220 (80-for-363), third among A.L. southpaws and fifth in the Majors. VS. TWINS--Danny has earned 2 of his 8 victories this season against Minnesota...most recently, he won a 6-5 decision at Target Field on August 15, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits over 5.1 innings...since coming back from Tommy John surgery last August, Duff has faced the Twins 7 times (5 starts), going 3-0 with a 1.72 ERA (6 ER in 31.1 IP), holding them to a.219 batting average...he s 3-1 with a 2.23 ERA all-time vs. Minnesota. Duffy vs. Twins Player AVG. AB H HR RBI Oswaldo Arcia Brian Dozier Eduardo Escobar Joe Mauer Eduardo Nunez Chris Parmelee Trevor Plouffe Danny Santana Jordan Schafer Kurt Suzuki Kennys Vargas Danny s 2014 Major League starts DATE OPPONENT SCORE IP H R ER HR BB SO TP-K LEFT 5/3 Detroit L, /8 at Seattle L, /17 Baltimore W, /23 at Los Angeles L, /28 Houston L, /2 at St. Louis W, /7 New York ND, /14 at Chicago W, /19 at Detroit L, /24 Los Angeles (NL) L, /30 at Minnesota W, /6 at Cleveland L, /11 Detroit L, /19 at Boston L, /24 Cleveland ND, /30 Minnesota ND, /5 at Arizona W, /10 San Francisco W, /15 at Minnesota W, /20 at Colorado L, Totals % Career Totals Totals (starter) HOME SWEET HOME--Duffy is making his 10th start of the year here at The K, and 12th overall outing... thus far, he s gone 2-4 with a 3.00 ERA (18 ER in 54.0 IP), holding opponents to a.182 average here, tops among A.L. hurlers that have made at least 9 home starts...over his last 4 starts here, Danny has compiled a 2.13 ERA (6 ER in 25.1 IP) and a.163 opponents average to go with a 1-1 record...he s 4-12 with a 4.31 ERA in 27 career outings at Kauffman Stadium (25 starts). Danny s Last Win: August 15 at Minnesota (5.1 IP, 6-5 over Ricky Nolasco) Danny s Last Loss: August 20 at Colorado (7.0 IP, 2-5 to Jorge De La Rosa) Danny s Strikeout High: 9, Twice, last on June 14, 2014 at Chicago (7.0 IP+1 in a 9-1 win) Kansas City Royals One Royal Way Kansas City, MO Kansas City Royals 2014
2 Pitching Notes Tomorrow s Starter - Yordano Ventura = Yordano will start tomorrow s middle game...he s 10-9 with a 3.40 ERA and 125 strikeouts over IP (55 ER), ranking third among MLB rookies in wins. = Ventura earned the win on Friday at Texas in his first outing against the Rangers...he allowed a run in the first, then posted zeros through the sixth, finishing with the 1 run, 4 hits, 3 walks and 6 K s over 6.0 innings in a 6-3 final...he became the first Royals rookie with double-digit wins since Brian Bannister in 2007 (12). = Ventura is the first Royals rookie with 6 straight quality starts since Kevin Appier notched a rookie record of 8 in a row from July 31 to September 8, = He s 1-2 with a 4.08 ERA over 3 starts vs. the Twins, with the win here on July 31 (7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO)...he lost 10 days ago at Target Field, taking a shutout into the seventh and ultimately allowing 3 runs, 4 hits and a career-high 6 walks with 4 K s over 6.2 innings in a 4-1 loss. = Yordano s 125 K s are tops by a KC rookie since Appier s 127 in 1990 and his 7.72 strikeouts per 9.0 IP are third all-time by a Royals rookie. = Ventura is 5-3 vs. A.L. Central opponents this year, recording a 3.33 ERA and.236 opponents average over 9 games (8 starts) 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: 238/343 (69%) Saves/Save Opp: 42/52 (81%) Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 133/41 (31%) Francisley Bueno (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 14/24 Saves/Save Opp: 0/1 (0%) Last Save: None Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 17/ Strikeout High: 4 on Boston August 25 vs. New York = Francisley inherited runners at first and second with 2 away in the seventh last night and New York leading he retired Stephen Drew to end the inning and after a eighth, he allowed 3 hits in the ninth, including a 2-run homer by Jacoby Ellsbury. = Allowed his first home run of the year last Tuesday in Colorado to Drew Stubbs...just the second that Bueno has allowed in the Majors and first since his debut on August 13, 2008 while with Atlanta. Bruce Chen (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 5/5 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: April 26, 2010 vs Sea (1st) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 1/ Strikeout High: 8 on 6/28 vs. LAA August 25 vs. New York = Bruce made his first appearance in 13 days last evening, retiring New York s Carlos Beltran and Stephen Drew after inheriting a runner with 1 out in the ninth. = Chen earned the win in a start on July 22 at Chicago, which started this 24-8 stretch that the Royals are on...the victory was his 82nd, tying him with Mariano Rivera for first all-time among Panamanian-born pitchers. Aaron Crow 1st Batter Efficiency: 42/59 Saves/Save Opp: 2/4 (50%) Last Save: July 25, 2014 vs. Cle (5th car.) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 20/ Strikeout High: 3 (2x, last 7/24 vs. Cle) August Texas = Aaron made a second straight appearance on Sunday at Texas, recording a ninth in a 3-1 loss. = Crow pitched the ninth inning in Saturday s win at Texas..after retiring the first two hitters, a walk and two singles ensued, resulting in a pair of runs...he finished the game by getting J.P. Arencibia to fly out to center field. = Aaron has allowed 22 earned runs over his last 38.1 innings after opening the year by not allowing an earned run through 13.0 innings. = Crow s 13 wins since the start of 2013 tie him with Washington s Tyler Clippard and Miami s Mike Dunn for first among Major League relievers...his 20 career wins tie him for seventh all-time among Royals relievers. Wade Davis 1st Batter Efficiency: 42/54 Saves/Save Opp: 0/3 (0%) Last Save: None Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 7/ Strikeout High: 4 on San Diego August Texas = Wade was flawless once again on Friday, setting Texas down in order in the eighth...he has fanned at least 1 batter in 16 straight outings. = He has held opponents scoreless over his last 22 outings (22.2 innings), the longest active streak in the Majors...he owns two streaks of 20.0 or more innings this year as he recorded 22.1 straight scoreless innings from April 26 to June 23...all told, he has a 0.20 ERA since April 26 (1 ER in 46.0 IP). = He recorded his A.L. leading 27th hold Friday...it s the second-most in KC history, trailing only Jason Grimsley s 2003 mark (28). = Davis has a season ERA of 0.80 (5 ER in 56.1 IP)...the lowest full-season ERA by a Royals reliever is 1.21, set last year by Greg Holland. = Wade has an 0.81 ERA out of the pen since the start of 2013, tops among Major League relievers (minimum 50.0 innings in relief). = He s averaging strikeouts per 9.0 innings, third among A.L. relievers...greg Holland set the team record last year at Jason Frasor 1st Batter Efficiency: 38/52 Saves/Save Opp: 0/2 (0%) Last Save: Sept. 26, 2010 (36th career) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 33/ Strikeout High: 2 (7x, last 8/8 vs. SF) August Texas = Jason worked around a leadoff walk in the seventh on Sunday at Texas with help from a successful replay challenge that resulted in an inning-ending double play...the appearance was his first against the Rangers since being acquired from Texas on July 16. = He has allowed just 2 runs through his first 14 outings as a Royal (9.1 IP), with both coming on August 17 at Minnesota. Kelvin Herrera 1st Batter Efficiency: 39/54 Saves/Save Opp: 0/1 (0%) Last Save: Apr. 10, 2013 vs. Min (5th car.) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 33/ Strikeout High: 3 on 6/27 vs. LAA August Texas = Kelvin finished the seventh on Friday at Texas, recording 2 outs...after hitting Elvis Andrus to put runners at the corners with 1 out, he retired Alex Rios and Adrian Beltre to end the inning, allowing his inherited runner to score. = He did extend his scoreless innings streak to 21.0-straight without allowing a run of his own, dating back to June 27...it s the second-longest active streak in MLB behind teammate Wade Davis (22.2)...he has stranded 15 of his last 17 inherited runners after allowing 7 of the first 16 to score. = Kelvin has not allowed a home run in his last 78.2 innings dating back to July 28, he yielded 9 home runs in 2013, all in his first 33.1 innings. Greg Holland 1st Batter Efficiency: 39/53 Saves/Save Opp: 40/42 (95%) Last Save: Aug. Tex (107th career) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 5/ Strikeout High: 3 (4x, last 6/27 vs. LAA) August Texas (Save) = Greg earned his 40th save on Friday at Texas, pitching a scoreless ninth inning...he became the first Royals closer to assemble back-to-back 40-plus save seasons since Dan Quisenberry ( )...he is also the fastest Royal to reach 40 rescues in a season, doing it in the team s 127th game of the season. = Greg s 40 saves lead the Major Leagues... he is just the third Royal to have multiple seasons of 40 saves or more, joining Quisenberry and Joakim Soria. = Greg is 14-for-14 in save chances since July 26...the 14 saves are 3 more than any other pitcher in the Majors (Fernando Rodney, 11). = He s 87-for-92 in conversions since the start of the 87 saves rank second in the Majors to Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel (88). = Holland is averaging strikeouts per 9.0 innings against the Twins, first by any pitcher with at least 10.0 innings against Minnesota. Royals vs. Twins 2014 Career Pitcher W-L S ERA G IP H ER W-L S ERA G IP H ER Bueno Chen Crow Davis Duffy Frasor Guthrie Herrera Holland Shields Vargas Ventura
3 Hitting Notes Nori Aoki Last Night: Did not play Last Trip: 3-for-27 (.111), 3 runs, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 SB, 2 BB, SAC Hit Streak: 0 g (0-17) = Nori didn t play in last night s game...he s looking to break out of an 0-for-17 slide, which dates back to the finale at Target Field, August 18. = He s collected 8 steals since the All-Star break, which are tied for fourth in the A.L...also hit.423 (11-for-26) with RISP since the break. = He s recorded 93 infield hits in his Major League career, 6 more than any other player since the start of tied for 10th in the league with 19 infield singles this season...also collected 6 bunt hits, tying him for fifth in the league...the Royals are 33-9 in games where he s scored at least one run. = Threw out two baserunners in the third inning of the August 8 win over the Giants, just the third Royal to record 2 outfield assists in one inning and first since Billy Butler Last Night: 1-for-4 Last Trip: 10-for-37 (.270), 6 runs, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB Hit Streak: 2 g (2-8) = Billy singled to leadoff the second inning last night, going 1-for-4...slugged his ninth home run of the season Sunday in Texas...he s hit seven of his nine homers since July 10...he s a career.303 hitter against the Twins, including a.336 average (82-for-244) with a.467 SLG in 64 games played here at The K. = Butler has hit safely in 21 of his 28 starts at first base this season, batting.306 (34-for-111) with a.514 slugging pct...he s hit.261 with a.336 slugging pct. as the designated hitter...hitting.296 (66-for-223) with a.430 slugging pct. at home, compared to a.259 average and a.355 slugging pct. on the road. = Named A.L. Player of the Week for the week ending August 10, the first weekly award given to a Royals player since he also won it on July 29, = Butler ranks seventh in KC history with 127 career homers, moving past Danny Tartabull (124) with his blast on August 8 vs. the Giants...among Royals with over 2,000 at-bats, his.296 career batting average ranks third, behind George Brett (.305) and Mike Sweeney (.299). Lorenzo Cain Last Night: 1-for-3 Last Trip: 8-for-25 (.320), 3 runs, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 3 SB, BB Hit Streak: 4 g (7-14) = Lorenzo hit safely in his fourth-straight game, going 1-for-3 last night...he s gone 7-for-14 during his mini-streak, while over his last 10 games, he s 10-for-29 (.345) with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 4 stolen bases...batting.306 (49-for-160) with a.425 slugging pct. at The K this season. = He collected his 21st infield hit of the season last night, moving him to seventh in the A.L...he also recorded his 20th steal, which ties him for ninth in the league... he s swiped 13 of his bags since July 1, going 13-for-14...his 20 thefts overall double his total from last season. = Cain ranks 10th in the American League, batting.308 (78-for-253) during night games...he s also tied for eighth in the league, hitting.333 (32-for-96) with runners in scoring position...recorded 41 RBI this year, which are 5 away from matching his career-best (46) from last season. = Lo is tied for seventh in the A.L. with 8 outfield assists, also a career high...he s recorded 15 assists since the start of last year, which are tied for 10th in the league...his.945 zone rating is tops among American League outfielders, while it ranks second in the Majors to Cincinnati s Billy Hamilton (.953). Christian Colon Last Night: Did not play Last Trip: 1-for-3, RBI, 2 BB Hit Streak: 3 g (5-10) = Christian didn t play last night, after pinch-running in the ninth inning of Sunday s loss at Texas...hasn t started since last Wednesday in Colorado, when he went 1-for-3 with with a walk...he also drew a bases loaded walk to force in a run August 19 vs. the Rockies...he s 5-for-10 with a double here at The K. = Collected 2 doubles and a triple on July 4 in Cleveland...became first Royal to collect 3 extra-base hits in his first start, since Mark Quinn in he s hit safely in all six starts, collecting 4 doubles and a triple...he s started at both third base (3) and second base (3) this season, after debuting July 1. Jarrod Dyson Last Night: 2-for-4, SB Last Trip: 4-for-13 (.308), 4 runs, 3B, 4 RBI, 2 SB, 5 BB Hit Streak: 3 g (4-10) = Jarrod collected a pair of singles and a stolen base last night...he s 9-for-20 (.450) with 4 RBI in his last 10 games here at The K...collected a season-high 3 RBI Saturday in Texas...it was his second game with 3 RBI, also doing it with a three-run homer vs. the Yankees on May 10, = Dyson is hitting.378 (14-for-37) this month with a.442 OBP this month...it s the highest average and on-base he s recorded in a single month during his career. = Collected his 29th steal last night, good for fourth in the American League...one shy of becoming the first Royal to record three consecutive seasons with 30-plus stolen bases since , when Carlos Beltran did it...he s also 7 thefts away from matching U.L. Washington (120) for ninth on KC s all-time list. = Hitting.321 (27-for-84) with a.412 OBP and 15 runs scored from the seventh on...also hitting.321 (18-for-56) with RISP...ranks third in the American League with 8 bunt hits this season...his 19 infield hits are tied for 10th in the A.L...matched a team record with 10 outfield putouts on August 10 vs. San Francisco. Alcides Escobar Last Night: 0-for-3 Last Trip: 9-for-31 (.290), 4 runs, 3B, 6 RBI, BB, HBP, SAC Hit Streak: 0 g (0-12) = Esky was hitless in 3 at-bats last night...went 8-for-21 (.381) in the first six games of the last road trip, but has gone 1-for-13 since. = Alcides is batting.404 (21-for-52) with 6 doubles, 2 triples and a homer (.654 SLG) vs. the Twins this season...that includes going 8-for-18 (.444) with 4 extra-base hits (2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 homer) in games at The K...hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games against Minnesota played here, batting.412 (21-for-51) in that span. = He ranks fifth in the league with 24 stolen bases this year...his 91.0 stolen base percentage (81-for-89) since the start of 2012 is the highest in the Major Leagues among players with at least 40 attempts...this includes being successful on 53 of his last 56 tries. = Alcides has 22 infield hits this season, tying him for fifth in the A.L...his 115 infield hits since the start of 2011 are tied for second-most in the Majors. = He s collected 43 RBI this season, which are 9 shy of matching his career high (52), done in both 2012 and batting.448 (13-for-29) with runners in scoring position since the All-Star break...he s played in 443 games at short since the start of 2012, third most in the Majors behind Starlin Castro and Alexei Ramirez (445). Alex Gordon Last Night: 1-for-4 Last Trip: 11-for-34 (.324), 7 runs, 2B, 3B, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB Hit Streak: 1 g (1-4) = Gordo played in his 1,000th game in a Royals uniform last night, becoming the 10th player in franchise history to accomplish this...he was 1-for-4 in the game with a single to lead-off the ninth inning...slugged his 15th home run of the season Saturday in Texas, tying him with Salvador Perez for the team lead. = His home run on Saturday was also the 117th of his career, moving him within one of tying Wade Boggs (118) for the most by a native of Nebraska. = Alex ranks seventh in the A.L., hitting.343 with runners in scoring position (34-for-99), includes going 8-for-23 (.348) in those situations since the All-Star break...he s batting.339 (20-for-59) with 8 doubles, a triple and a homer vs. Minnesota this season...he s 10-for-23 (.435) in his last 6 games against the Twins. = He assisted in throwing out Elvis Andrus at the plate Sunday, his seventh assist of the season and 61st since becoming a full-time outfielder in since the start of the 2011 season, he has 16 more assists than any other outfielder (Gerrardo Parra, 45). = Gordo is close to moving up on several KC career lists...he needs to score one run to tie Carlos Beltran for eighth on the Royals all-time list (546)...also 2 doubles shy of matching Willie Wilson (241) for seventh in KC history...he s 14 hits away from Fred Patek (1,036) for ninth on the club s all-time list. Raul Ibanez Last Night: 0-for-2 Last Trip: 3-for-7 Hit Streak: 0 g (0-2) = Raul made his second-straight start as the DH, going 0-for-2 last night...he went 3-for-7 on the last road trip, but is hitless in his last 11 at-bats here at The K. = He s recorded 3 multi-hit games since the All-Star break, including most recently at Target Field on August 16, going 2-for-3...he s hit.429 (6-for-14) with a double and a homer in 4 games vs. the Twins this season...signed by the Royals on June 30 after spending the first 2 1/2 months with the Angels. = Homered on August 1 for the only run in KC s 1-0 win at Oakland, becoming the oldest Royal to go deep in club history at 42 years, 61 days. Omar Infante Last Night: 0-for-4 Last Trip: 9-for-40 (.225), 3 runs, 3 2B, 6 RBI Hit Streak: 0 g (0-6) = Omar went 0-for-4 last night after hitting in 4 of his previous 5 games...batting just.211 (30-for-142) since the All-Star break, after hitting.276 in the first half. = Enjoyed a career night in Colorado August 19, going 4-for-5 with 3 doubles and 4 RBI...it marked his first 4-hit game as a Royal, while his 3 doubles matched a career-best, also doing it here on May 27, 2004 as a member of the Tigers...hit.375 (9-for-25) with a double, a triple and 4 RBI vs. the Twins here. = Leads the club with 59 RBI, passing his previous career high (55), set in ranks third among A.L. second basemen in RBI, trailing Robinson Cano (70) and Ian Kinsler (68)...leads KC with 14 multi-rbi games, which includes four games with 4 RBI or more...prior to 2014, Omar had 5 games in his career with 4+ RBI. Erik Kratz Last Night: Did not play Last Trip: 3-for-8, 3 runs, 2 HR, 3 RBI, SF Hit Streak: 1 g (1-4) = Erik didn t play last night after making his fifth start with the Royals Saturday and fourth behind the plate...he went 1-for-4 with a run scored...homered twice August 18 at Target Field, after entering the game in the seventh...it marked his first career multi-homer game and the third by a Royal this season. = Kratz is hitting.368 (7-for-19) with 2 homers and 3 RBI since being acquired from Toronto on July 28...he was hitting.299 (26-for-87) with 10 doubles, 3 homers and 17 RBI in 27 games for the Buffalo Bisons (AAA). Mike Moustakas Last Night: 1-for-3, run, HR, RBI Last Trip: 9-for-31 (.290), 4 runs, 2B, BB Hit Streak: 6 g (8-22) = Mike slammed his 15th home run of the season in the third inning last night, going 1-for-3...his 15 roundtrippers rank seventh among A.L. third basemen...he s hit 12 of his 15 homers against right-handed pitching...tied for the team lead with 21 two-out RBI, while he s hitting.306 (11-for-36) with RISP and two outs. = He s hit safely in his last six games, going 8-for-22 (.364) with a double, a homer and four runs scored...the six-game hitting streak is his longest since June 18-27, 2013, when he also hit in six-straight...he has a.426 slugging pct. since the All-Star break after slugging.371 in the first half. Salvador Perez Last Night: 1-for-4, 2B Last Trip: 6-for-31 (.194), 2 runs, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI Hit Streak: 1 g (1-4) = Salvy doubled in the seventh inning last night, going 1-for-4...his double snapped an 0-for-12 skid, dating back to the Colorado series...despite his struggles, he s still recorded 16 RBI this month, which is tied with David Ortiz for ninth in the American League. = Tied for the team lead with 15 home runs this season, which are 10th most by a Royals catcher in club history...among A.L. backstops, Salvy leads the league in hits (119), is tied for the lead in RBI (55) and multi-hit games (30), also tied for second in doubles (22) and tied for third in homers (15). = He threw out Carlos Beltran in the sixth inning last night, his 16th baserunner he s caught stealing this year, good for ninth in the A.L...he is tied for the Major League lead in pickoffs (4) with the Cubs Wellington Castillo...his 13 career pickoffs are tied for fifth among active catchers and the most-ever by a KC backstop. Josh Willingham Last Night: 0-for-2 Last Trip: 9-for-24 (.409), 8 runs, 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB Hit Streak: 0 g (0-6) = Josh went 0-for-2 last night, entering the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning...hit his second home run with the Royals on Friday night in Arlington... he s batting.306 (11-for-36) with 4 doubles, 2 homers and 6 RBI...this includes his first 3-hit game in nearly 2 years on August 18 against these Twins. = Of his 14 total home runs this season, 9 have come against right-handed pitching...his 12 round-trippers since June 1 are tied for 10th-most in the A.L. = Willingham, who played for Minnesota for parts of three seasons ( ), was traded to KC on August 11 in exchange for minor league pitcher Jason Adam...he s a career.292 hitter (14-for-48) vs. the Twins and is 5-for-13 (.385) with 3 doubles and 7 RBI vs. Ricky Nolasco.
4 This & That YANKS TAKE LONE CHALLENGE--The only replay review last night came from the New Yorkers and a call at the plate was overturned in the seventh inning...kc manager Ned Yost has asked for just eight reviews in Kansas City s last 50 contests, the most recent on Sunday in Arlington on what turned out to be an inning-ending double play...yost and the Royals have been extremely successful this year, going in reviews, tying San Francisco s Bruce Bochy for the most overturned calls in the Majors...on the flip side, KC s opponents have gone 15-for-34 (44%) in replay challenges. CENTRALLY SPEAKING--The Royals resume play against the A.L. Central tonight, with this the first of six straight against their divisional brethren...kc will step out of the division again next week with three here against the Rangers and three in New York, before heading to Detroit for an important 3-game set that begins on September 8 and kicks off a race to the finish in which 16 of the last 20, including the final 13 will be within the Central...things started rough for Kansas City in intradivision play, going just 5-15 through the first 20, but on May 21 the Royals beat the White Sox which jumpstarted a stretch in which KC has gone in the last 34 games within the Central, including wins in 10 of the last 13. ORGANIZATIONAL HONORS--In just his first season on the job, Burlington Royals General Manager Ryan Keur, has been named the Appalachian League s Executive of the Year...as of August 24, with three home dates remaining, the Royals sit in second place in the league in attendance and are on pace to have over 40,000 fans passing through the turnstiles of Burlington Athletic Stadium for the first time since three Royals games this year have attracted more than 3,000 fans to Burlington Athletic Stadium...the average attendance of 1,242 is nearly 50% greater than the average of 836 fans the Royals drew in 2011, the year before Keur began working for the club full time. FOUR SLAMS THE DOOR--Kansas City have failed to muster more than one run in each of the back-to-back losses to Texas and New York, respectively, much less get to that coveted number of four...the Royals have posted a 59-8 record this year when scoring at least four times in a game...kc has won 18 consecutive games when plating at least four runs, the last defeat occurring in a 5-4 setback in Boston on July 18...conversely, the Royals are when scoring three runs or fewer...dating back to the start of 2013, the Royals are an astounding when the club scores four times or more in a game. DAVIS AMONG BASEBALL S ELITE--Wade Davis extended his scoreless inning streak to an active big league best 22.2 with a scoreless eighth on Friday in Texas... his season ERA of 0.80 is tops in the Majors among all hurlers who have thrown at least 40.0 innings this year, just ahead of the Cardinals Pat Neshek at the last run Davis allowed was on June 25th and has been the lone run surrendered in his last 44.0 innings for a 0.20 ERA dating back to April 26...since giving up two earned runs on April 5, Wade has allowed only two runs over his last 48 outings (51.0 innings) for a 0.35 ERA, while fanning 82...he has struck out at least one hitter in each of his last 16 appearances, while he nearly made it four full months without allowing an extra-base hit, but Minnesota s Kurt Suzuki spoiled the streak with a double on July 31. THE BEST BACK END GOING--While the typical back end of the Royals bullpen was not employed in the last two games in Arlington, much of Kansas City s recent success can be traced to the seventh, eighth and ninth innings thanks to the combination of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland, respectively...they have combined to allow just 3 earned runs in 52.1 innings in this 24-6 span for a 0.52 ERA while fanning 55 and holding the opponents to a collective.158 average (28-for-177)...Herrera has totaled 12.2 shutout innings over KC s last 30 games, while he has 21.0-straight scoreless frames overall, which spans his last 21 outings... the only pitcher in baseball with a longer streak is Davis, who worked a scoreless eighth Friday night and is in the midst of a 24-game streak with 22.2-straight shutout innings, which includes 15.2 since July 22...Holland is the only one of the three to be scored upon, allowing 3 earned runs in 15.2 innings (1.72 ERA) since July 22, but has converted 15 of 16 save chances, including his 14th in a row in the series-opener Friday. HOLLY HOLDS BIG LEAGUE RESCUE LEAD--Greg Holland upped his Major League leading save total to 40 on Friday, working around a two-out walk in a scoreless ninth...the last Royals pitcher to lead the A.L. in saves was Jeff Montgomery (45 in 1993), while Greg is the first to record back-to-back 40-save seasons since Dan Quisenberry did it in 1983 (45) and 84 (44)...Holly has made good of 40 of his 42 tries this year, including 33 of the last 34...over a longer haul, Holland has converted 80 of his last 83 attempts (96.3%) since May 30 of last season, the highest percentage among closers with at least 40 opportunities in that span...since that date, Greg has eight more saves than any other pitcher in baseball (Craig Kimbrel - 72) and has allowed just 14 earned runs in innings for a 1.24 ERA...he recorded his 100th career save on August 8 and since posting his first career save on August 3, 2011 vs. Baltimore, Holland has gone 107-for-117 in save situations, the best save pct. at 91.5 among closers with at least 100 save opportunities...since becoming Kansas City s full-time closer on August 1, 2012, the day after Jonathan Broxton was dealt to Cincinnati, Holland has gone 103-for-110 in save situations, the most saves in the majors while his 93.6 save pct. is the best among relievers with at least 80 save chances. RISP REWARDS--Despite going 1-for-6 last night with runners in scoring position, the Royals have still managed a big league best.325 mark (75-for-231) with runners in scoring position, 32 points better than the second place San Francisco Giants in that span...on the year, Kansas City is second only to the Tigers in hitting with runners in scoring position with a.275 season mark (Detroit at.278). SPEED THRILLS--The Royals lead the American League pack with 114 stolen bases, 21 more than the second place Yankees...Jarrod Dyson is fourth in the league with 29, followed by teammate Alcides Escobar in fifth place with 24...Lorenzo Cain reached 20 steals for the first time in his career on Sunday and ranks tied for ninth in the A.L. and Nori Aoki is tied for 19th with 15...Dyson is one theft away from becoming the first Royal since Carlos Beltran ( ) to record three consecutive 30-plus steal seasons...the Royals led the Majors last year in stolen bases with 153. NED S CLIMB CONTINUES--Manager Ned Yost enters tonight with 813 career victories as a skipper, good for 75th all-time and six ahead of Oakland s Bob Melvin, with each skippering clubs for 11 seasons...ned is currently 10 shy of Bill Terry in 74th with 823 wins during his 10-year managerial career with the New York Giants. vs. Twins (2014) vs. Twins (career) At Home (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 Aoki Butler Cain Colon Dyson Escobar Gordon Ibanez Infante Kratz Moustakas Perez Willingham Starting Pitchers Breakdown Total KC Avg. Runs Team Quality Pitcher GS Runs Per Start Record Starts Aaron Brooks Bruce Chen Danny Duffy Jeremy Guthrie James Shields Jason Vargas Yordano Ventura Totals Nolasco (career) Hughes (career) Catcher/Pitcher Matchups (Team Record w/starters) Pitcher Perez Hayes Kratz Totals Brooks Chen Duffy Guthrie Shields Vargas Ventura Total Perez Hayes Kratz Totals Starts CS/ATT Pct Catcher PO ERA ER/IP 351/ / / / Team Pitcher Pickoffs: 10 (July 30 vs, Minnesota) Pickoff & CS: 2 (July 27 vs. Cleveland) Disabled List (3) Player D.L. Type Injury Dates on D.L. Eligible for reinstatement Games Missed Team Record RHP-Luke Hochevar 60-day Recovery from Tommy John surgery March 30 (retro March 21) April B-Eric Hosmer 15-day Fractured third right metacarpal August 2 (retro to August 1) August LHP-Scott Downs 15-day Cervical Facet Sprain August 12 (retro to August 3) August
5 2014 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 Aoki ARZ B. Schultz 56 Butler TEX S. Baker 7 Cain /25/14 LAD D. Haren 169 Colon Dyson /25/14 LAD D. Haren 106 Escobar SEA R. Elias 328 Gordon TEX N. Tepesch 11 Ibanez OAK S. Gray 21 Infante /13/14 OAK S. Kazmir 45 Kratz MIN R. Pressly 6 Moustakas /25/14 NYY M. Pineda 3 Perez MIN R. Pressly 22 Willingham TEX C. Lewis 6 Pinch-Hit: Last: Erik Kratz Minnesota, seventh inning) - Franchise total: 76 Grand Slam: Last: Nori Aoki Arizona, fifth inning) - Franchise total: 117 Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Shane Mack Texas, seventh inning) 2-Homer Game: Last: Erik Kratz Minnesota), 2 solo 3-Homer Game: Last: Danny Tartabull (7/6/91 vs. Oakland) Back-to-Back: Last: Salvador Perez, Mike Moustakas (7/25/14 vs. Cleveland, second inning) 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: Lorenzo Cain (6/25/14 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers) - Franchise total: 87 Inside-the-Park: Last: David DeJesus (4/23/10 vs. Minnesota) - Franchise total: 94 Both Sides of the Plate in One Game: Last: Wilson Betemit Minnesota) - Franchise total: 6 Home Run by Pitcher: Last: Zack Greinke Arizona) Walk-off Home Run: Last: Justin Maxwell (9/22/13 vs. Texas, 10th inning, Soria pitching) - Franchise total: 64 Opponent: Pinch-Hit: Last: Raul Ibanez, Seattle Kauffman Stadium, Greg Holland pitching, 9th inning) Grand Slam: Last: Matt McBride, Colorado Coors Field, Danny Duffy, 6th inning) Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Darryl Strawberry, New York Kauffman Stadium, Scott Service pitching, 9th inning) Back-to-Back: Last: Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes, Cleveland Kauffman Stadium, Aaron Crow pitching, 9th inning) Leadoff Game: Last: Shin-Soo Choo, Texas Globe Life Park, Jeremy Guthrie pitching) Inside-the-Park: Last: Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Kauffman Stadium, Jeremy Guthrie pitching, 6th inning) Walk-off Home Run: Last: Ramon Detroit Comerica Park, Aaron Crow pitching, 10th inning) Three Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla, Atlanta Turner Field, Kelvin Herrera pitching, 8th 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: Shin-soo Choo, Cleveland Kauffman Stadium, Kyle Davies-1; Bryan Bullington-1; Greg Holland-1) Both Sides of the Plate in One Game: Last: Ryan Doumit, Minnesota Kauffman Stadium, Jeremy Guthrie and Tim Collins pitching) Multi-Hit Games Multi-RBI Games RBI Hitting Streaks Hits Players Total Total Tying Go-Ahead 2-out Current Long (3+) Infield Bunt Aoki g 6 gm (6/11-19) 19 6 Butler g 10 gm (6/10-20) 6 - Cain g 6 gm (3x) 21 - Colon g 3 gm (8/13-pres.) 2 1 Dyson g 5 gm (2x) 20 8 Escobar g 12 gm (6/1-14) 22 5 Gordon g 9 gm (5/23-31) 6 - Ibanez g 5 gm (6/16-7/2) 2 - Infante g 9 gm (6/8-18) 8 - Kratz g 3 gm (5x) 2 1 Moustakas g 6 gm (8/18-pres.) - - Perez g 12 gm (6/5-18) 2 - Willingham g 8 gm (5/28-6/4) 4 - 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): Scott Baker, Minnesota, August 31, 2007 (Game 2) at Metrodome (Twins 5-0) 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: Sept , 1992 at California (2-0 and 4-0) Back-to-Back Shutouts vs. Royals: May 22-23, St Louis (5-0 and 5-0) 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: James Shields, July 7, Tampa Bay (10) Shutout by the Royals (Complete Game): Jason Vargas, August 13, 2014 vs. Oakland (Royals 3-0) Shutout by the Royals (Combined): August 1, Oakland (1-0); Guthrie (6.0), Herrera (1.0), Davis (1.0), Holland (1.0) Lineup Production Batting Order - HR RBI 1st nd rd th th th th th th Kansas City By the Days Monday 8-7 Tuesday 11-8 Wednesday 14-6 Thursday 7-6 Friday 12-9 Saturday 9-12 Sunday Single-Game Bests The Last Time... 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, (6-3, 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: Billy Butler, September 5, Seattle (5-for-5) Royal Six-Hit Game: Joe Randa, Sept. 9, 2004 at Detroit-Game 1 (6-for-7) Royals Two Hits, One Inning: Billy Butler, August 17, Minnesota (2nd) Royals Five-RBI Game: Eric Hosmer, August 5, 2013 vs. Minnesota Royals Six-RBI Game: Alex Gordon, May 18, 2014 vs. Baltimore Royals Seven-RBI Game: (12 times) - last: Billy Butler, April 7, Philly Royals Position Player Pitching: Mitch Maier, April 15, 2012 vs. Cleveland Opponent Position Player Pitching: A.L.: Jamey Carroll, Minnesota, August 5, 2013 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: James Shields, June 3, St. Louis Royals Pitcher With a RBI: James Shields, June 3, St. Louis Royals Three or more Steals, One Game: Nori Aoki (3) and Jarrod Dyson (3), August 10, 2014 vs. San Francisco Player Streak Last Error ROYALS 0 8/25/14 vs. NYY Pitchers 0 8/25/14 vs. NYY Aoki 63 SEA Butler 3 TEX Cain 8 MIN Colon 0 COL Dyson 30 7/10/14 vs. DET Escobar 8 MIN Errorless Streaks Multi-Run Innings for Royals # of runs # times last time 2 runs - 65 August Texas (7th inning, 3 hits) 3 runs - 36 August Texas (5th inning, 2 hits) 4 runs - 15 Aug. 10 vs. San Francisco (1st inning, 3 hits) 5 runs - 8 August Minnesota (4th inning, 5 hits) 6 runs - 2 June St. Louis (5th inning, 5 hits) 7 runs - 3 August Minnesota (2nd inning, 5 hits) 8 runs - 1 August Arizona (5th inning, 5 hits) Opponent Three or more Steals, One Game: Ben Revere, Minnesota, September 14, 2011 at KC (3 SB) Royals Steal of Home: Alcides Escobar, vs. Cleveland, September 18, 2013 (5th inning) - on double steal Opponent Steal of Home: Brett Lawrie, Toronto, April 22, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium (8th inning) - on double steal Royals Suspended Game: June 15-16, 2001 at Milwaukee, 4-2 (Power Outage) 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 22, 2013 vs. Texas (4-0 in 10 inn.) Royals Walk-Off Win: July 24, 2014 vs. Cleveland (2-1, 14 innings) Royals Bat Around: August 18, Minneosta (5th inning, 3 runs) times in Three-game sweep by Royals at Kauffman Stadium: August 8-10, 2014 vs. San Francisco Three-game sweep by Royals on the road: August 5-7, Arizona Four-game sweep by Royals at Kauffman Stadium: September 15-18, 2008 vs. Seattle Four-game sweep by Royals on the road: May 7-10, Minnesota Three-game sweep by opposition at Kauffman Stadium: June 20-22, 2014 vs. Seattle Three-game sweep by opposition on the road: July 18-20, Boston Four-game sweep by opposition at Kauffman Stadium: May 23-26, 2013 vs. Los Angeles Angels Four-game sweep by opposition on the road: September 24-27, Detroit Player Streak Last Error Gordon 21 OAK Ibanez 4 7/10/14 vs. DET Infante 1 TEX Kratz 56 5/30/13 vs. BOS Moustakas 18 ARZ Perez 3 COL Willingham 57 9/14/13 vs. TB