1 Kansas City Royals OFFICIAL GAME NOTES Boston Red Sox Kansas City Royals (33-35) Kauffman Stadium - Monday, June 19, 2017 Game #69 - Home Game #34 FOX Sports Kansas City (HD) & KCSP Radio (610 Sports) UPCOMING PITCHING PROBABLES Tuesday, June 20 vs. Boston Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (8-3, 2.82) vs. LHP Matt Strahm (2-3, 3.67), 7:15 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Wednesday, June 21 vs. Boston Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (6-4, 4.19) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (1-6, 5.03), 1:15 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Thursday, June 22: Off day at home -- Diamond of Dreams Charity Event featuring Leann Rimes 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, Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart on the call, while Don Free controls the dials as the producer/engineer tonight s game is being televised in HD on FOX Sports Kansas City with Ryan Lefebvre and Rex Hudler in the booth while Joel Goldberg and Royals Hall of Famer Jeff Montgomery anchor the Royals Live the pre and post-game shows. Red Sox vs. Royals Tonight is the first of six between the Royals and BoSox this year, with this series thru Wednesday and then KC heading to Fenway Park at the end of July...the Royals were 4-2 against Boston last year, going 2-1 in each venue...kc trails the all-time body of work by a slim margin, including a advantage in Kansas City, in Kauffman Stadium. Date Site Score WP LP Att. 6/19 KC 6/20 KC 6/21 KC Bos Bos Bos CALIFORNIA DREAMIN --The Royals completed a successful 7-2 trek through the state of California on Sunday with a 7-3 win over the Angels to take three of four from the Halos in Anaheim...two huge 2-out hits provided the majority of the offense, as Mike Moustakas turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead with a bases clearing double in the third and then Salvador Perez clubbed a 3-run homer in the fourth to cap a 4-run frame, his 14th blast of the year...that was more than enough for Jason Vargas, who became Major League Baseball s first 10-game winner of 2017 with 6.0 innings allowing three runs on eight hits...the relief trifecta of Peter Moylan, Scott Alexander and Kelvin Herrera cleaned up the final three innings, with Herrera coaxing a double play grounder from Albert Pujols to end the contest...kc left town after a loss here to the Astros on June 8, with a record only to fall to after losing the trip opening on June 9 in San Diego, but the club has since won seven of the last eight and is two under.500 entering this homestand. IN THE BIG INNING--Kansas City scored 55 runs during the just completed 9-game road trip through California, with 32 of those tallies (58%) coming in just seven innings of play...the Royals had a 9-run inning in San Diego, a 6-run frame in San Francisco, a pair of 4-run innings and three 3-run during the journey... yesterday was the sixth time on the road trip the KC has scored at least seven runs in the game and dating back to the last homestand, the Royals have scored at least seven runs in nine of their last 10 victories...dating back to June 3, when the Royals plated 12 runs in a win here over Cleveland, Kansas City has scored 87 runs, which are fourth most in the Majors in that span and second only to the Yankees (98) in the American League. LONG BALL JOURNEY--The 3-run homer by Salvador Perez yesterday was the 18th home run on the 9-game road trip, tying Cleveland for second most in the A.L. since June 9 and trailing only the Yankees (20)...the Royals have Mike Moustakas tied for fifth in the league with 18 home runs, while Perez is now tied for 16th with his 14 blasts...lorenzo Cain clobbered six home runs during the 9-game tour to up his season total 10. ROSTER MOVE--The Royals today recalled right-handed pitcher Kevin McCarthy from Omaha (AAA) and optioned left-handed hurler Eric Skoglund back to the Storm Chasers...McCarthy, who will wear #61, is in his second stint with the big league club this year, appearing four times from May 29-June 7, allowing just three hits in 6.1 innings...the 25-year old has appeared in 20 games for Omaha, allowing seven earned runs in 27.0 innings for a 2.33 ERA...Skoglund started three games for Kansas City, going 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA...he won his big league debut with 6.1 shutout innings against Detroit on May 30. ALL ABOARD--The Cain Train has a strong road trip, becoming just the seventh player ever to record at least 15 hits, six home runs and drive home 11 runs in a trip that consisted of nine or fewer games...lorenzo Cain joined such lofty company as Davey Lopes (1979), Eddie Murray (1980), Barry Bonds (2001), Shawn Green (2002), David Ortiz (2002) and Adam LaRoche (2006)...he swiped a pair of bases in Saturday s setback in Anaheim and is now 14-for-14 in stolen bases and the only Major League player with at least nine stolen bases to still be perfect on the year...locain hit as many home runs in Friday s game at Anaheim (2) as he had in the first 51 games of the season...overall, he s hit eight home runs in his last 15 games...in nine games on the trip, Cain hit.417 (15-for-36) with 13 runs to go with the six homers and 11 RBI, while posting a.475 on-base pct. and.944 slugging pct. ACE 30 REMEMBERING YO--The morning of January 22, 2017 will always be remembered as one of the most tragic days in franchise history when word was received that pitcher Yordano Ventura had his life cut short due to a car accident in his native Dominican Republic...signed as a 17-year old in 2008, the fireballing right-hander compiled a during his abbreviated Major League career...among many highlights, Ace will be most remembered for blanking the San Francisco Giants over 7.0 innings in Game #6 of the 2014 World Series to force a seventh and deciding game, while pitching with a heavy heart himself due to the untimely passing of his friend Oscar Tavares...to honor the late Ventura, all uniforms in 2017 will be adorned with the ACE 30 patch. TONIGHT S STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Hector Velàzquez (1-1, 6.48) vs. RHP Jason Hammel (3-6, 5.05) Career Career Héctor Velázquez vs. Royals First career appearance Major League Record 1-1 (6.48 ERA) Jason Hammel vs. Red Sox Major League Record 3-6 (5.05 ERA) JASON HAMMEL makes his 14th start of the season and the 262nd of his career it s his 14th outing (seventh start) vs. Boston and first since 2013 he signed a two-year free agent contract with the Royals on February 8, after pitching for the World Series Champion Cubs in STAYING HOT IN SAN FRANCISCO--Jason earned the win in Kansas City s 7-2 victory at AT&T Park on Wednesday afternoon, holding the Giants to a run on eight hits, a hit batter and a walk in 6.2 innings, with four K s he only recorded one clean inning, but held San Francisco to 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position, the lone run scoring on a two-out single in the fourth inning he retired nine of his next 11 batters before yielding a double and walk with two outs in the seventh...he exited after 6.2 innings, leading 5-1 in favor of Peter Moylan, who induced an inning-ending groundball the walk to his last batter was his first since May 29, snapping a streak of 79 batters faced without issuing a free pass he s posted a quality start in four of his last five starts, after doing so just twice in his first eight starts. HEATING UP IN JUNE--Jason is with a 3.56 ERA (120 ER in IP) and.242 opponents average in 55 career appearances (45 starts) in the month of June in three June starts this season, he s 2-0 with a 2.21 ERA (5 ER in 20.1 IP),.218 opponents average (17-for-78), 15 strikeouts (6.64 SO/9) and just one walk (0.89 BB/9), after starting 1-6 with a 6.18 ERA (35 ER in 51.0 IP) through his first 10 starts in April and May his June ERA and opponents average are his best in any calendar month and his 18 wins are second most only to his 21 in April. RISPY FOR SUCCESS--Despite allowing 81 hits in 71.1 innings this season, a.282 opponents average, Hammel has limited clubs to a.197 mark with runners in scoring position (12-for-61), including.128 (5-for-39) over his last nine starts, seventh best in the A.L. during that time (since April 30). TWO-STRIKE APPROACH--Hammel has held opponents to 4-for-37 (.108) in two-strike counts over his last three starts, after yielding a.269 average (29-for-108) with two strikes in his first 10 starts, well above this season s Major League average of.175 with two strikes. VS. RED SOX--Jason is 1-3 with a 4.61 ERA (21 ER in 41.0 IP) in 13 career outings (six starts) vs. Boston, but none since 2013 his lone win came on May 5, 2012 at Fenway Park while he was with Baltimore he s 0-3 with a 6.63 ERA (14 ER in 19.0 IP) in three starts vs. A.L. East teams this season. AT HOME--Hammel is 2-3 with a 4.95 ERA (24 ER in 43.2 IP) in eight home starts this season, after going 10-2 with a 2.42 ERA (23 ER in 85.2 IP) in 15 home starts with the Cubs in Hammel vs. Red Sox Player AVG AB H HR RBI Mitch Moreland Dustin Pedroia Hanley Ramirez Pablo Sandoval Chris Young Jason s 2017 Starts DATE OPPONENT SCORE IP H R ER HR BB SO TP-K LEFT 4/6 at Minnesota ND, /12 Oakland L, /18 San Francisco ND, /23 at Texas L, /30 Minnesota L, /5 Cleveland W, /10 at Tampa Bay L, /16 New York-AL L, /24 at New York-AL L, /29 Detroit ND, /3 Cleveland W, /8 Houston ND, /14 at San Francisco W, Totals % Career Totals Jason s Last Win: June 14 at San Francisco (6.2 IP, 7-2 over Johnny Cueto) Jason s Last Loss: May 24, 2017 at New York Yankees (6.0+ IP, 0-3 to Luis Severino) Jason s Strikeout High: 11 on June 1, 2015 at Miami (6.2 IP, 5-1 win over Jose Urena) Jason s Last Complete Game and only Career Shutout: June 16, 2012 at Atlanta (9.0 IP, 5-0 win over Brandon Beachy) Kansas City Royals One Royal Way Kansas City, MO Kansas City Royals 2017
2 Pitching Notes Tommorow s Starter - Matt Strahm = Matt makes his second start and 22nd appearance of the season tomorrow night...he s 2-3 with a 3.67 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 27.0 innings. = The 25-year-old left-hander made his first Major League start last Thursday night at Angel Stadium, picking up a 7-2 victory...he allowed one unearned run on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts over 5.0 innings...he allowed a pair of hits and a run in the first inning, before retiring 14 of the final 16 hitters he faced. = He s held right-handed hitters to a.161 batting average (10-for-62), which ranks third among AL left-handed pitchers. = Strahm is facing the Red Sox for the second time in his career, earning a win at Fenway Park on August 28 of last season, tossing 2.2 hitless innings in relief of Yordano Ventura...in his career, Matt is 2-0 with a 0.79 ERA (1 ER in 11.1 IP) against AL East foes. = He s been dominant at home this season, posting an 0.77 ERA (1 ER in 11.2 IP), with opponents batting.083 (3-for-36) against him at The K...he s allowed just three runs (two earned) in 16 career appearances in Kansas City, for a 0.86 ERA, with the opposition hitting.106 (7-for-66) 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: 147/210 (70.0%) Saves/Save Opp: 15/23 (65.2%) Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 98/31 (31.6%) Scott Alexander (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 13/15 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0.0%) Last Save: n/a Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 11/ Strikeout High: 4 on 6/9 at SD June 15 at LA Angels = Scott worked around three hits in his 1.1 innings yesterday for a scoreless outing...he got out of a two-on, nobody out jam in the eighth with a strikeout and a double play, while he exited in the ninth after allowing two of the three hitters to reach...recorded 11 strikeouts in five appearances since returning from the DL. = Alexander was reinstated from the 10-day DL on June 7, following five rehab starts with Omaha (AAA) he missed nearly a month with a right hamstring strain. = Dating back to August 31, he s posted a 1.24 ERA (4 ER in 29.0 IP) in 23 Major League outings, ranking sixth among Major League hurlers (min IP). Kelvin Herrera 1st Batter Efficiency: 23/29 Saves/Save Opp: 15/17 (88.2%) Last Save: June 18 at LAA (32nd career) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 2/ Strikeout High: 3 on 6/7 vs. HOU June 18 at LA Angels (Save) = Kelvin needed just two pitches to record his 15th save yesterday, inducing a game-ending double play off the bat of Albert Pujols...Herrera entered the game with two on and one out in the ninth...it marked the first time this year he s entered in the middle of an inning this year and his first save of less than 1.0 inning. = His 15 saves are tied for sixth in the AL with Cleveland s Cody Allen...he s also fourth in the AL with a 90.0 save percentage (27-for-30) since last July 1. = Herrera owns a 2.70 ERA (5 ER in 16.2 IP) in save situations (16 outings), but has a 7.94 ERA (10 ER in 11.1 IP) in non-save situations (12 appearances). = He has surrendered seven home runs in just 27.0 innings (2.25 HR/9.0 IP) after allowing just six in 72.0 innings in 2016 (0.75 HR/9.0 IP). = He saved three games vs. Baltimore from May 12-14, becoming the first Royal to save all three games in a series since Joakim Soria from July 5-7, 2010 at Seattle. Kevin McCarthy 1st Batter Efficiency: 3/4 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0.0%) Last Save: n/a Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 0/ Strikeout High: 2 on 6/6 vs. HOU June Iowa (AAA) = Kevin was recalled from Omaha (AAA) this afternoon, his second stint with KC this year...he made four appearances between May 29-June 6 for the Royals. = Worked a career-high 2.1 innings in his last big league outing, June 6, vs. Houston...he retired seven of the nine hitters he faced, collecting a pair of strikeouts. = He s made 20 appearances with Omaha, going 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA (7 ER in 27.0 IP)...allowed just one run in his last seven outings (10.2 IP). Mike Minor (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 20/28 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0.0%) Last Save: n/a Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 14/ Strikeout High: 4 on 5/9 at TB June 16 at LA Angels = Mike last worked on Friday night in Anaheim, tossing a seventh inning...he s recorded seven holds this year...ranks ninth among AL relievers (min. 30. IP) with a 2.12 ERA (8 ER in 34.0 IP) and 11th with a.192 opponents batting average (23-for-120)...lefties have gone just 5-for-41 against him (.122). = Minor recorded his third win on June 6 vs. Houston, pitching a scoreless top of the ninth ahead of Mike Moustakas walk-off, two-run home run. = Since April 20, Minor is 3-0 with a 1.26 ERA (4 ER in 28.2 IP),.172 opponents average (17-for-99) and 29 strikeouts (9.10 SO/9)...he allowed four runs over his first six outings (6.75 ERA) and a.286 opponents average (6-for-21) with just four strikeouts (6.75 SO/9). Peter Moylan 1st Batter Efficiency: 26/32 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0.0%) Last Save: Sept. 9, 2012 at NYM (4th career) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 26/ Strikeout High: 3 on 6/9 at SD June 18 at LA Angels = Peter worked a scoreless seventh inning yesterday and departed after allowing a walk to Andrelton Simmons to start the eighth...he s allowed one run on four hits in his last 11 outings (8.0 IP)...he surrendered 10 runs on nine hits over four outings between May = Ranks fourth in the AL, having been saddled with 26 inherited runners...he s stranded 84.6 percent (22-of-26) of them, tying him for fifth in the league. = Moylan has held right-handed batters to a.200 average (14-for-70) this season, however lefties are batting.556 (10-for-18) against him. = He fanned all three batters he faced on 10 pitches on June 9 for the second time in his career (also, April 11, 2009 with Atlanta) he s the third Royals reliever to strikeout all three batters faced in an appearance in 10 pitches or less, joining Aaron Crow (July 24, 2014 vs. Cleveland) and Stan Belinda (Aug. 6, 1994 vs. Seattle). = He remains unbeaten in his last 129 appearances, the second-longest active streak in the Majors, trailing Sam Freeman (133). Joakim Soria 1st Batter Efficiency: 22/30 Saves/Save Opp: 0/3 (0.0%) Last Save: April 13, 2016 at HOU (203rd) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 7/ Strikeout High: 4 on 4/15 vs. LAA June 16 at LA Angels = Joakim worked around a leadoff single to record a scoreless eighth on Friday...he s tied for 12th in the AL with 10 holds this season, after recording a career-high 21 holds in allowed one run over his last six outings (4.1 innings), after surrendering a total of six runs in consecutive appearances (May 29-June 3). = He struck out all three batters he faced in the seventh inning on June 8 (17 pitches), for the second time this season (also, May 5 vs. Cleveland). = He ranks fourth in club history with 398 appearances and is third with 161 saves his career 2.80 ERA ranks fourth among active pitchers (min. 500 appearances). Travis Wood (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 12/23 Saves/Save Opp: 0/1 (0.0%) Last Save: Oct. 4, 2015 at MIL (4th) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 15/ Strikeout High: 3 on CLE June 17 at LA Angels = Travis recorded a eighth inning Saturday on 12 pitches...it marked his fifth straight scoreless outing as he s retired 19 of 22 batters during that stretch. = Wood has allowed just three runs in his last nine outings (11.1 IP), after surrendering 17 earned runs in his first 14.1 innings of the season (10.67 ERA). = Pitched 3.0 innings in relief May 9 at Tampa Bay, his longest outing of the season and longest since May 30 of last year vs. the Dodgers (4.0 innings). Chris Young 1st Batter Efficiency: 9/13 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0.0%) Last Save: Aug. 14, 2016 at MIN (1st) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 5/ Strikeout High: 4 on 5/21 at MIN-2 June 17 at LA Angels = Chris pitched 1.2 innings Saturday in LA his first appearance since June 9 stranding an inherited runner in the sixth in relief of Jakob Junis he allowed four runs on five hits in the seventh, including a leadoff ground-rule double, a pair of back-to-back one-out singles and a three-run home run. = He s posted a 7.82 ERA (11 ER in 12.2 IP) in his last five relief appearances, after recording a 4.22 ERA (5 ER in 10.2 IP) through his first seven relief outings. = His career.232 opponents average is fourth among active pitchers (min IP), trailing Clayton Kershaw (.205), Chris Sale (.223) and Max Scherzer (.229). Alexander Hammel - - Herrera Junis - - Kennedy McCarthy - - Minor - - Moylan Soria Strahm Vargas - - Wood - - Young Royals vs. Red Sox 2016 Career Pitcher W-L S ERA G IP H ER W-L S ERA G IP H ER
3 Hitting Notes Jorge Bonifacio LAA Series: 2-for-18, run, 2B Last Trip: 6-for-35 (.171), 3 runs, 2 2B, HR, 6 RBI, BB, HBP Hit Streak: 1 g (1-5) = Jorge singled and scored on Salvador Perez s three-run home run in the fourth inning yesterday, just his second hit in 18 at-bats in the Angels series. = Bonifacio is tied for fourth among AL rookies with nine home runs and is tied for sixth with 23 RBI eight of his nine HR have come vs. right handers. = He and Emilio Bonifacio (2013), are the third set of brothers to play for Kansas City, joining George and Ken Brett and Tony Jr. and Francisco Peña. Drew Butera LAA Series: 0-for-3 Last Trip: 2-for-10 (.200) Hit Streak: 0 g (0-3) = Drew last started on Saturday in Anaheim, going 0-for-3 he s 4-for-his-last-26 (.154) after starting 10-for-33 (.303) through his first 15 games. = Butera is batting.295 (38-for-129) vs. right-handed pitching since the start of last season, including five of his six home runs during that time. = He set career highs last season in doubles (10), home runs (four), batting average (.285), on-base (.328) and slugging (.480), making 34 starts behind the plate. Lorenzo Cain LAA Series: 7-for-15, 5 runs, 2B, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB Last Trip: 15-for-36 (.417), 13 runs, 2B, 6 HR, 11 RBI, 4 BB, 2 SB Hit Streak: 6 g (11-24) = Lorenzo doubled and walked yesterday in Anaheim, finishing the nine-game road trip batting.417/.475/.944 (15-for-36) with 13 runs, six home runs and 11 RBI according to STATS LLC, he s the second Royal to hit six HR on a road trip of nine games or fewer, joining Jermaine Dye, who hit six HR during a sevengame trip in 1999 he s the first Royal and seventh player all-time to record 15 hits, six HR and 11 RBI on a road trip of nine games or fewer, joining: Davey Lopes (1979), Eddie Murray (1980), Barry Bonds (2001), Shawn Green (2002), David Ortiz (2002) and Adam LaRoche (2006). = He recorded his fourth and fifth multi-hr games on June 10 and 16, and homered in three straight from June (four total), the longest streak of his career. = He s tied for the Major League lead with eight HR this month, three shy of the club record for HR in June, done by Mike Sweeney in = Cain scored a run in nine straight games from June 7-16 (15 total), the longest streak of his career and two shy of the longest streak in the Majors this season. = He ranks fifth in the AL with 14 steals and is the only player in MLB (min. 10 attempts) who hasn t been caught he s 18-for-his-last-18 dating back to last August. = He ranks ninth in the American League with a.314 average (59-for-188) vs. right-handed pitching, including eight of his 10 home runs. Cheslor Cuthbert LAA Series: 0-for-3 Last Trip: 1-for-5 (.200) Hit Streak: 0 g (0-4) = Cheslor last started on Sunday in Anaheim, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts his only hit on the trip was on June 9 in San Diego, his first career pinch-hit. = Cuthbert is batting.364/.364/.455 (8-for-22) in his last 10 games, including a season-high three RBI in his last home game on June 7 vs. Houston. = Of his 19 starts this season, only seven have come vs. right-handed pitchers he s 7-for-his-last-26 (.269) vs. righties after starting 2-for-19 (.105). Alcides Escobar LAA Series: 4-for-16, run, 2B Last Trip: 11-for-39 (.282), 5 runs, 3 2B, HR, 3 RBI Hit Streak: 1 g (1-4) = Esky went 1-for-4 yesterday in Anaheim, finishing the nine-game road trip with 11 hits, batting.282 he s two hits shy of 1,000 as a Royal. = Alcides hit his first home run on June 10 in San Diego, snapping a streak of 266 at-bats without a HR, the third-longest streak by a non-pitcher, according to Elias. = He s made a club-record 239 consecutive starts dating back to September 26, 2015, the longest active streak in the Majors, according to Elias he s played in 1,011 games since joining the Royals prior to the 2011 season, second most in the Majors during that span, trailing only Robinson Cano (1,014). = He s tied for the AL lead with four sacrifice hits his 68 sacrifice hits since 2011 are second most in the Majors, trailing only Elvis Andrus (70). Alex Gordon LAA Series: 5-for-16, 4 runs, 2B, HR, RBI Last Trip: 10-for-33 (.303), 9 runs, 3 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 4 BB, HBP Hit Streak: 1 g (1-4) = Gordon singled and scored on Hosmer s sacrifice fly in the fourth inning yesterday in Anaheim, finishing the road trip 10-for-33 (.303/.395/.576). = Alex has seven extra-base hits in his last 12 games (43 at-bats) batting.279/.367/.581 (12-for-43) after recording five doubles and no home runs in his first 49 games (168 at-bats) he snapped the longest homerless drought of his career (192 at-bats) on June 6 vs. Houston and has three home runs in 11 games since. = He has scored 11 runs in his last 11 games dating back to June 6, matching his run total from his first 50 games. = He s batting.327/.408/.546 (64-for-196) in 54 career games vs. Boston, his highest average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage vs. any AL team. = He ranks third in the AL with eight hit-by-pitches this season his 83 career HBP are a club record and rank 13th among active players. = He ranks tied for fifth in the AL with five outfield assists, most recently throwing out Jose Ramirez at home on June 4 his 79 career outfield assists are most in the Majors since 2010, four more than Gerardo Parra (75) he snapped a streak of 72 straight errorless game on Thursday, his first since September 14, Eric Hosmer LAA Series: 2-for-13, 2 runs, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 BB, SF Last Trip: 11-for-34 (.324), 7 runs, 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, SF Hit Streak: 0 g (0-5) = Eric had a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning yesterday, the 500th RBI of his career, becoming the 12th Royal to reach the 500-RBI mark. = After hitting.225 (20-for-89) in April, Hosmer ranks fifth in the Majors with a.349 average (60-for-172) since May 1. = Overall, he ranks sixth in the American League in hits (80) and eighth in batting average (.307) he s reached safely in 59 of 68 games this season, tied for most in the AL and fourth in the Majors, trailing Joey Votto (62), Paul Goldschmidt (62) and Nolan Arenado (61). = Hosmer is batting.311/.380/.459 (38-for-122) in 33 home games this season, including a 38-game home on-base streak from Sept. 17, 2016-June 6, 2017, the longest by a Royal since Carlos Beltran reached in a club-record tying 44 straight home games from (also, Amos Otis from ). = He has six go-ahead RBI this season, including four game-winning RBI his 68 go-ahead RBI since the start of 2015 are tied for second most in the American League, trailing only Albert Pujols (78) his 37 game-winning RBI during that stretch are third most in the AL, trailing Pujols (44) and Josh Donaldson (40). Whit Merrifield LAA Series: 3-for-13, 2B, RBI Last Trip: 10-for-35 (.286), 5 runs, 2 2B, 3B, 6 RBI, BB, SB, SF Hit Streak: 0 g (0-5) = Whit didn t play yesterday in Anaheim, after going 0-for-4 on Saturday he s batting.328/.364/.507 (44-for-134) in his last 35 games dating back to May 8 including a Major League best 19-game hitting streak from May 13-June 4 after batting just.193/.254/.333 (11-for-57) in his first 16 games. = Merrifield has six home runs in 191 at-bats with the Royals this season (31.8 AB/HR) after homering just twice in 311 at-bats in 2016 (155.5 AB/HR). = He made his Major League debut here vs. Boston in Game 2 of a doubleheader on May 18 and recorded his first hit in his second at-bat off David Price. Brandon Moss LAA Series: 2-for-11, 3 BB Last Trip: 2-for-14 (.143), 3 BB Hit Streak: 0 g (0-5) = Brandon went 0-for-1 yesterday in Anaheim with a season-high tying three walks (also, April 7 at Houston). = Moss is homerless in his last 11 games after going deep five times during an eight-game span from May = His 31 career home runs in June are his most in any calendar month he hit.333/.407/.792 (24-for-72) with eight home runs and 15 RBI in 21 games last June. = He s batting.370/.414/.611 (20-for-54) with three home runs and 12 RBI in 18 career games vs. Boston, all with Oakland from = He has nine home runs and 25 RBI in 41 career games at Kauffman Stadium, including two HR and five RBI in the 2014 Wild Card Game with Oakland. = His 111 HR since 2013 are sixth most among active left-handed batters, trailing Chris Davis, Anthony Rizzo, Jay Bruce, Bryce Harper and Robinson Cano. Mike Moustakas LAA Series: 4-for-16, 2B, 5 RBI, BB Last Trip: 11-for-36 (.306), 5 runs, 3 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SF Hit Streak: 1 g (1-5) = Moose had a three-run double in the third inning yesterday in Anaheim, finishing the nine-game trip batting.306 (11-for-36) with three home runs and 12 RBI. = Moustakas has an American League leading 31 RBI in his last 29 games since May 14, after recording just 14 RBI in his first 33 games. = He ranks tied for fifth in the AL with 18 home runs in 246 at-bats (13.7 AB/HR), four shy of his career high of 22 HR in 2015 (25.0 AB/HR) his 18 HR are most by a Royal before the All-Star break since Mike Sweeney hit 21 in 2001 and are four shy of the Royals record before the break, done by Jermaine Dye in = He has 99 career home runs and would become the 16th player to hit 100 HR for the Royals, including teammates Gordon (154), Hosmer (109) and Perez (101). = He s reached safely in 15 straight home games since May 12, batting.339/.391/.610 (20-for-59) with eight extra-base hits and 15 RBI during that stretch. = He has a nine-game hitting streak vs. Boston dating back to Sept. 11, 2014, batting.364/.405/.667 (12-for-33) with six extra-base hits and eight RBI. = He s batting.293/.335/.574 (55-for-188) with 14 HR and 34 RBI vs. right-handed pitching, and just.224 (13-for-58) with four HR and 11 RBI vs. lefties. Salvador Perez LAA Series: 6-for-14, 2 runs, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI Last Trip: 12-for-29 (.414), 5 runs, 3 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, BB Hit Streak: 10 g (18-41) = Salvy went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run in the fourth inning yesterday, extending his hitting streak to 10 games...he s batting.439/.452/.780 (18-for-41) with eight extra-base hits and seven RBI during the streak his average ranks second in the Majors during that stretch (since June 5), trailing Eduardo Escobar (.486). = Perez hit his 100th career HR on June 10 he has 96 HR as a catcher, most in Royals history and his 53 HR as a catcher since 2015 are most in the Majors. = He has six home runs in his last eight games vs. Boston, including a HR in three straight (four total HR), including a two-hr game on Aug. 27, 2016 at Fenway. = Among American League players whose primary position is catcher, Perez leads in hits (67), doubles, (13), HR (14) and RBI (38). = He s caught 109 base runners since 2013 including nine this season most in the Majors during that span, trailing Jonathan Lucroy (120). = A four-time Rawlings Gold Glove winner and a four-time All-Star, Perez has started 586 games behind the plate since 2013, most in the Majors. Ramón Torres LAA Series: 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2B, HBP, SB Last Trip: 3-for-9 (.333), 3 runs, 2B, HBP, SB Hit Streak: 1 g (2-4) = Ramón reached safely three times yesterday in Anaheim, his third career start he singled to lead off the game and recorded his first career stolen base, then doubled to lead off the third and scored on Moustakas bases-clearing double also reached via HBP in the fourth and scored on Salvador Perez s three-run HR. = Torres was recalled from Omaha (AAA) on June 7 and made his Major League debut that night, becoming the first Royal to record a hit from both sides of the plate in his debut he s the seventh Royal to have two hits and an RBI in his Major League debut and first since Johnny Giavotella on Aug. 5, 2011 vs. Detroit. = He hit.327 (69-for-211) with five homers, 34 RBI and eight stolen bases with Omaha (AAA), making 19 starts at second base and 32 starts at shortstop.
4 This & That TAPROOM TELECAST TOMORROW--Tomorrow s FSKC telecast will originate from the Blue Moon Taproom atop Rivals Sports Bar...play-by-play announcer Ryan Lefebvre and analyst Rex Hudler will be joined by special guests, including Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett...the Blue Moon Taproom was established prior to the 2017 season and is an open-air space with patio-style seating...the bar in the area also contains specialty beers exclusive to Kauffman Stadium...large groups can rent the taproom for parties of 100 to 200 guests...packages include food and soft drink options and a group welcome message on the video boards. HOMEWORK RESUMES--Tonight opens a 6-game stay that features 3-game visits from the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays separated by an off day on Thursday... the middle game of this series in also a 7:15 affair tomorrow, then a 1:15 matinee on Wednesday...after the Royals host their annual Diamond of Dreams charity event on the Kauffman Stadium turf on Thursday, the Jays will visit for the weekend with a 7:15 first pitch on Friday followed by 1:15 on both Saturday and Sunday...the Royals are at The K this year. MOOOOOOOOOOSE!!!--Mike Moustakas delivered a crushing blow to his hometown Angels on Sunday with a 3-run double that gave the Royals a lead they would not relinquish...the three RBI upped his season total to 45, which is good for an eighth place tie in the American League RBI race...moose hit safely in eight of the nine games on the trip, batting.306 (11-for-36) with three doubles, three homers and 12 RBI...he clubbed career home run #99 in Wednesday s win over the Giants in San Francisco, bouncing a ball into McCovey Cove...the 28-year old third baseman who grew up in nearby Northridge, is tied with Joey Gallo and Khris Davis for fifth in the American League with 18 home runs as he continues on a pace that would shatter Steve Balboni s long-standing club record of 36 home runs in at his current pace, Moose would club 43 roundtrippers this year...over a longer haul, Moustakas has hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games at a.343 clip (23-for-67) with 12 runs, six doubles, five homers and 19 RBI...Moose appears to have taken to the move to the #6 spot in the batting order, hitting.390 (16-for-41) in 10 games from that slot this year. BIG SLICK RETURNS FRIDAY--The Royals host Kansas City natives Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle, Jason Sudeikis and Eric Stonestreet, as well as Midwesterner David Koechner and other celebrity guests for a Celebrity Softball Game this Friday night on the field at Kauffman Stadium...other celebrities who will participate include George Wendt from Cheers fame and also the uncle of Jason Sudeikis, actors James van der Beek, Johnny Knoxville, Kevin Pollak, Martin Starr and Randy Flagler (Chicago Fire), as well as American Idol winner and hometown favorite David Cook...gates open early at 4:30 p.m. with the softball game set to begin at 5:00 p.m...tickets for the Royals game include free admission to watch the Celebrity Softball game, and each ticket purchased through includes a $5 donation to Royals Charities to assist Big Slick in their fundraising efforts...in addition, 50/50 Raffle tickets sold throughout the night will benefit Big Slick. PEREZ STILL HOLDING ALL-STAR LEAD - HOZ CLOSING IN--Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez is making a bid for his fifth consecutive trip to the All-Star Game as he continues to lead all A.L. catchers after three ballot announcements with 1,025,982 votes, nearly 235,000 more votes than second place Wellington Castillo of Baltimore...a three-time starter in the Midsummer Classic, Perez is coming off the 2016 contest here in Petco Park when he received the most votes, with 4,965,838, becoming the first Royal to lead the Major League balloting since George Brett in Salvy contributed a home run in the American League s win over the senior circuit...making a move at first base is KC s Eric Hosmer, the MVP of last summer s classic, is third and only 24,272 votes behind the leader Oakland s Yonder Alonso. STILL THE BEST IN DEFENSE--The Royals played errorless ball in seven of the nine games on the just completed road trip and continue to lead the Majors in fewest errors with 23 through the first 68 games, three fewer than runner-up Minnesota (26)...last year s club committed 37 errors through the 68-game mark a season ago...the defense has also been more proficient at turning double plays this year with 66 in 68 games, compared to 54 in this span last season. KC S SECRET WEAPON--Replay specialist and team eagle eye Bill Duplissea continued his Major League best replay review work by asking for a second look at a force play at second base in the sixth inning on Saturday night in Anaheim...as has been the case on most occasions, Duper was right and ran his record to 13 of 16 for a Major League leading 81% success rate...he also requested a Crew Chief review of Danny Espinosa s home run on Thursday that was flipped into a foul ball upon review, but Dupe does not receive statistical credit for a Crew Chief review...bill closed 2016 as the best in baseball at his craft with a 69.2% success rate, making good of 27 of 39 challenges, with the Mets next at 67.7% (21-for-31). A WINNING START TO JUNE--Kansas City is 11-5 in June with nine games to go in the third month of the season, a strong rebound from a slow start that began with a 7-16 April followed by a May...yesterday s win in Anaheim upped the Royals to against the A.L. West...tonight is the first of six straight against the A.L. East, with KC possessing an 8-5 mark to this point vs. that division...the Royals are just 9-18 within the Central, going 0-8 in April, then improving to 7-9 in May...KC next plays an A.L. Central foe when it travels Detroit on June KC is 5-2 vs. the N.L. AT THE HELM--The winningest manager in franchise history, Ned Yost is in his seventh full season with the club, taking the reins on May 13, he enters tonight three games under.500 with the Royals at during the regular season, the win total shattering Whitey Herzog s previous team mark of 410 wins ( )...Yost is the 16th full-time manager in franchise history and is seventh among active managers is games (2,126) and wins (1,039)...his postseason record of 22-9 represents a.710 winning pct., which is tops among all managers who have been at the helm for at least 20 postseason games...he s also 2-0 in managing the American League All-Star team, winning in both Cincinnati ( 15) and San Diego ( 16), the last two times the home field advantage was determined by the All-Star outcome...this is his second stint as a big league manager after nearly six full campaigns at the helm for the Milwaukee Brewers ( )...he compiled a record with the Brew Crew including a mark in his last two seasons...yost, a catcher during his playing days, began his coaching career in the Atlanta organization, including 12 straight seasons on Bobby Cox s big league staff ( ). vs. Red Sox (2017) vs. Red Sox (career) At Home (career) Velázquez (career) Sale (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 Bonifacio Butera Cain Cuthbert Escobar Gordon Hosmer Merrifield Moss Moustakas Perez Torres Starting Pitchers Breakdown Total KC Avg. Runs Team Quality Pitcher GS Runs Per Start Record Starts Danny Duffy Jason Hammel Jakob Junis Nate Karns Ian Kennedy Eric Skoglund Matt Strahm Jason Vargas Chris Young Totals Catcher/Pitcher Matchups (Team Record w/starters) Pitcher Butera Perez Totals Duffy Hammel Junis Karns Kennedy Skoglund Strahm Vargas Young Total Butera Perez Totals Starts CS/ATT 1/9 9/38 10/47 Pct ERA ER/IP 85/ / /607.1 Disabled List (4) Team Pitcher Pickoffs: - Pickoff & CS: 7 (Last: LAA) Player D.L. Type Injury Dates on D.L. Eligible for reinstatement Games Missed Team Record LHP-Brian Flynn 60-day stable lumbar vertebral fracture February 15 April RHP-Nate Karns 10-day right extensor strain/nerve irritation May 24 (retro to May 21) May LHP-Danny Duffy 10-day right oblique strain May 30 (retro to May 29) June OF-Paulo Orlando 60-day left tibia fracture June 1 July
5 2017 Royals Home Runs 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 Bonifacio SF J. Cueto 21 Butera /14/17 BAL M. Givens 31 Cain LAA K. Middleton 6 Cuthbert HOU D. Keuchel 71 Escobar SD C. Stammen 33 Gordon LAA R. Nolasco 14 Hosmer SD D. Lamet 23 Merrifield /30/17 DET D. Norris 73 Moss CLE M. Clevinger 41 Moustakas SF J. Cueto 18 Perez LAA K. Middleton 2 Torres Pinch-Hit: Last: Erik Kratz Minnesota, seventh inning) - Franchise total: 76 Grand Slam: Last: Lorenzo Cain San Diego, eighth inning) - Franchise total: 123 Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Shane Mack Texas, seventh inning) 2-Homer Game: Last: Lorenzo Cain Los Angeles Angels, solos off Jesse Chavez and Kenyan Middleton) - 5 times in Homer Game: Last: Lorenzo Cain N.Y. Yankees, solo, 3-run, solo) - Franchise total: 9 Back-to-Back: Last: Jorge Bonifacio and Lorenzo Cain San Francisco, third inning off Johnny Cueto) - 5 times in 2017 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: Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain San Diego, eighth 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: Mike Moustakas (6/6/17 vs. Houston, ninth inning, Ken Giles pitching) - Franchise total: 68 Opponent: Pinch-Hit: Last: Kennys Vargas, Minnesota Target Field, off Kelvin Herrera, 9th inning) Grand Slam: Last: Colby Rasmus, Tampa Bay Tropicana Field off Peter Moylan, 8th inning) Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Darryl Strawberry, New York Kauffman Stadium, Scott Service pitching, 9th inning) Back-to-Back: Last: Logan Morrison and Rickie Weeks, Jr., Tampa Bay Tropicana Field, Jason Hammel pitching, 3rd inning) Leadoff Game: Last: Cameron Maybin Angel Stadium, Jakob Junis 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) 2017 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 Bonifacio g 7 g (5/16-23) 1 - Butera g Cain g 6 g (6/13-pres) 10 - Cuthbert g 3 g (5/11-19) - - Escobar g 4 g (3x) 6 1 Gordon g 5 g (5/16-24) 6 1 Hosmer g 10 g (4/25-5/6) 5 1 Merrifield g 19 g (5/13-6/4) 9 3 Moss g 5 g (5/12-21) 1 - Moustakas g 11 g (4/12-25) 3 - Perez g 10 g (6/5-pres) 1 - Torres g 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, 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) 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, Seattle (1-0 and 6-0) Three Straight Shutouts vs. Royals: July 5-7, Minnesota (9-0, 4-0, 12-0) 10+ Innings Pitched by a Royals starter: Kevin Appier, July 23, Cleveland (10.0) 10+ Strikeouts by a Royals starter: Danny Duffy (10) vs. New York Yankees, May 18, 2017 Shutout by the Royals (Complete Game): Jason Vargas, June 2, 2017 vs. Cleveland (4-0) Shutout by the Royals (Combined): May 30, 2017 vs. Detroit, 1-0 Skoglund (6.1), Moylan (0.2), Minor (1.0), Herrera (1.0) Lineup Production Batting Order - HR RBI 1st nd rd th th th th th th Kansas City By the Days Monday 2-6 Tuesday 5-4 Wednesday 4-7 Thursday 4-4 Friday 7-4 Saturday 6-3 Sunday 5-7 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, (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, Detroit-Game 1 (6-for-7) Royals Two Hits, One Inning: Lorenzo Cain, June 10, San Diego (1B, HR) Royals Five-RBI Game: Lorenzo Cain, June 10, San Diego 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: Jason Vargas, June 13, San Francisco 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 Player Streak Last Error ROYALS 3 LAA Pitchers 42 5/3/17 vs. CWS Bonifacio 41 4/28/17 vs. MIN Butera 31 DET Cain 26 MIN-1 Cuthbert 1 6/6/17 vs. HOU Escobar 4 SF Multi-Run Innings for Royals # of runs # times last time 2 runs - 40 LA Angels (2nd, 3 hits) 3 runs - 15 LA Angels (3rd, 2 hits) 4 runs - 3 LA Angels (4th, 3 hits) 5 runs - 3 6/3 vs. Cleveland (7th, 5 hits) 6 runs - 3 San Francisco (6th, 6 hits) 7 runs runs runs - 1 San Deigo (8th, 6 hits) 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: Salvador Perez, April 6-9, 2017 Royals 0-0 Game After 9 innings: April 20, 2017 at Texas (lost 1-0 in 13 innings) Royals Walk-Off Win: June 6, 2017 vs. Houston (9-7 in 9 innings) (Twice in 2017) Royals Bat Around: June 13, San Francisco (6th inning, 6 runs) (7 times in 2017) Three-game sweep by Royals at Kauffman Stadium: May 12-14, 2017 vs. Baltimore 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: April 24-26, Chicago White Sox Four-game sweep by opposition at Kauffman Stadium: September 12-15, 2016 vs. Oakland Four-game sweep by opposition on the road: April 20-23, Texas Errorless Streaks Player Streak Last Error Gordon 3 LAA Hosmer 107 MIN Merrifield 12 6/4/17 vs. CLE Moss 26 PIT Moustakas 23 5/18/17 vs. NYY Perez 17 NYY Torres 4 -
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New York Yankees (34-31) 6, Seattle Mariners (34-32) 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E NY Yankees 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 1 Seattle 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 7 0 NY Yankees AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO PO A Gardner,
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ROYALS (31-34) @ ANGELS (35-35) RHP IAN KENNEDY (0-6, 5.40 ERA) vs. RHP JESSE CHAVEZ (5-6, 5.06 ERA) ANGEL STADIUM 7:07 PM PST TV FOX SPORTS WEST RADIO KLAA AM 830 FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017 GAME #71 (35-35)
Minor League Report August 11, 2016 Organizational Record: 404-340 (.543) SCRANTON/WILKES- BARRE RAILRIDERS YESTERDAY: W, 10-0 VS. LEHIGH VALLEY WP: D. Enns (6-2) LP: D. Buchanan (8-7) SV: None RECORD:
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