1 Kansas City Royals OFFICIAL GAME NOTES Kansas City Royals Detroit Tigers (34-43) Comerica Park - Thursday, June 29, 2017 Game #77 - Road Game #38 FOX Sports Kansas City (HD) & KCSP Radio (610 Sports) UPCOMING PITCHING PROBABLES Friday, June 30 vs. Minnesota Twins: RHP Ervin Santana (10-4, 2.80) vs. LHP Jason Vargas (11-3, 2.29), 7:15 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Saturday, July 1 (Game 1) vs. Minnesota Twins: RHP Jose Berrios (7-2, 2.98) or TBD vs. RHP Jason Hammel (4-6, 4.75) or TBD, 1:15 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Saturday, July 1 (Game 2) vs. Minnesota Twins: RHP Jose Berrios (7-2, 2.98) or TBD vs. RHP Jason Hammel (4-6, 4.75) or TBD, 7:35 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Sunday, July 2 vs. Minnesota Twins: LHP Hector Santiago (4-7, 5.37) vs. LHP Matt Strahm (2-5, 5.61), 1:15 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Today s game is being broadcast in KC 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 today 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. Royals vs. Tigers Kansas City could even the season series with a win today, going 2-3 to this point vs. the Tigers...KC has led by a 3-0 count in each of the three setbacks to the Tigers...KC now holds a slim advantage in the all-time body of work, including deficit in Motown, specifically here in Comerica. Date Site Score WP LP Att. 5/29 KC L, 7-10 Rodriguez Soria 28,419 5/30 KC W, 1-0 Skoglund Verlander 21,864 5/31 KC L, 5-6 Saupold Kennedy 24,347 Det L, 3-5 Verlander Strahm 29,488 Det W, 8-2 Kennedy Norris 29,614 Det LONG BALL LEADS TO ROYAL REBOUND--Just 24 hours after dropping the opener of this series due to the home run ball, the Royals evened this abbreviated series by going deep themselves en route to an 8-2 win here last night...leading 1-0 entering the fourth, Salvador Perez clubbed a 2-run blast and Mike Moustakas followed immediately with a tape-measure shot of his own to highlight a 4-run frame...perez s shot was his 16th, while Moose clubbed his 20th...also contributing was a recently rolling Alcides Escobar with a 3-hit effort and Alex Gordon collecting a pair of hits and three RBI...all the offense led Ian Kennedy to his second win of the year, as he worked 7.0 innings allowing just two runs (both solo homers) with five hits and a walk while fanning five...it was his 14th consecutive start to open this year allowing six hits or fewer to set a club record, breaking the previous mark of 13 set by Edinson Volquez (2015)...the victory was Kansas City s 12th in its last 16 games and returned the Royals to the.500 mark (38-38)...KC enters today s finale with a 2 1/2-game deficit in the tightly packed A.L. Central. FOUR SCORE AND 14 WINS AGO--Kansas City ran its June record to a perfect 14-0 when scoring at least four runs with last night s 8-2 win over the Tigers...if this sounds all too familiar for a mid-season roll, one only has go to as far back as the 2015 World Series title year when from May 9-June 28, the Royals reeled off 19 consecutive wins when plating at least four runs, then after losing a July 1 contest in Houston (6-5), KC won eight more in a row for a 27-1 stretch when plating at least four...this current streak began with a 4-0 win on June 2 vs. Cleveland. DAYDREAM BELIEVERS--The Royals look to return to the afternoon win column after having a 6-game day ball winning streak halted on Sunday with the homestand closing loss to Toronto...things didn t start particularly well in just about any phase of the 2017 season, with Kansas City struggling to a 7-16 mark in April...included in that slow start was a 1-11 record when playing under the sun...the tables have turned dramatically in both the regular season record and in the daylight hours for the Royals who is now on the year in matinees, including 11 wins in the last 15 day affairs. LAST DAY TO VOTE--11:59 tonight (EDT) will be the time the last ballot is cast for the starting lineups in the 2017 All-Star Game slated for Miami on July 11...Miami native Eric Hosmer entered these final days of voting with a near 72,000 vote lead at first base as he hopes to start in his hometown...last year s ASG MVP is currently leading Toronto s Justin Smoak...meanwhile, Salvador Perez has expanded his lead for a fourth straight opportunity to start the Midsummer Classic, coming in with 2,150,223 votes, which doubled his lead of a week ago, now at over 800,000 votes ahead of #2 Gary Sanchez of the Yankees...Perez is coming off the 2016 contest 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 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. TODAY S STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Jakob Junis (2-1, 4.97) vs. RHP Michael Fulmer (6-6, 3.29) Career Career Jakob Junis vs. Tigers First career appearance Major League Record 2-1 (4.97 ERA) Michael Fulmer vs. Royals Major League Record 6-6 (3.29 ERA) JAKOB JUNIS makes his sixth career start (eighth outing), all this season he s making his fifth straight turn in the rotation and is in his fourth stint with the Royals this season, splitting time between here and Omaha (AAA) he was the Royals 29th round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. DECISION-LESS IN QUALITY START--Jakob didn t figure into the decision in Kansas City s 5-4 comeback win over Toronto last Friday at home, holding the Blue Jays to two runs on six hits and two walks in 6.1 innings, with four strikeouts he gave up a pair of fourth inning runs for the only damage on the board, via an RBI double from Troy Tulowitzki and subsequent wild pitch that scored Tulowitzki Joakim Soria allowed a pair of ninth inning runs to expand Toronto s lead to 4-1, but the Royals rallied with four runs in the bottom half, capped by Whit Merrifield s walk-off, two-run double, to win for the fourth time in Junis five starts despite allowing eight base runners in 6.1 innings, he held Toronto to 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position, lowering his season average in scoring situations to.226 (7-for-31) leadoff batters, however, are batting.370 (10-for-27) with a.469 on-base percentage (four walks and one hit-by-pitch). TROUBLE WITH THE LONGBALL--Junis kept Toronto in the ballpark across 6.1 innings on Friday at Kauffman Stadium, after surrendering six home runs in his previous three starts over 16.0 innings (3.38 HR/9) in seven appearances (five starts) overall, he s yielded six homers in 29.0 innings (1.86 HR/9). WITH OMAHA--Around his four stints in the Majors this season, Jakob has made seven starts with Omaha, going 2-2 with a 2.34 ERA (11 ER in 42.1 IP) and.212 opponents average (33-for-156), recording 57 strikeouts (12.1 SO/9) and just eight walks (1.7 BB/9) he fanned 30 batters over his last three starts with the Storm Chasers, including a career-high tying 12 strikeouts over 7.0 scoreless inning on May 26 at Nashville. HIDDEN GEM--Junis made his Major League debut this season after six in the minors, joining the Royals organization as a 29th-round pick in the 2011 First- Year Player Draft only two other pitchers were drafted later in 2011 and made the Majors with the team that drafted him: Texas Phil Klein (30th round) and the Mets Seth Lugo (34th round) in the Royals 49-year history, only two players drafted in the 29th round or later have recorded as many as two wins with the club: Brian Bevil (30th round in 1990) went 5-3 over three seasons ( ), and Jose Santiago (70th round in 1994) went over five seasons ( ). ON THE ROAD--All three of his decisions have come in road games, including his first career win on May 9 at Tampa Bay, after he pitched a scoreless 11th inning ahead of Mike Moustakas game-winning homer in the 12th he also recorded his first win as a starter on the road, holding the Padres to three runs across a career-high 7.0 innings in an 8-3 victory in San Diego on June 11 in four outings (three starts) away from home, he is 2-1 with a 5.00 ERA (10 ER in 18.0 IP). CAREER HIGHLIGHTS--Drafted in the 29th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, Junis has risen through the minor league ranks over the last few seasons in his second professional season (2013), he finished eighth in the Pioneer League (Rookie) in strikeouts (55), which included an outing in which he fanned 12 batters over 7.0 innings vs. Billings on August 13 he was tabbed Lexington (A) Pitcher of the Year in 2014, ranking eighth in the South Atlantic League in innings (136.0), tied for ninth in wins (nine) and 10th in WHIP (1.28) he split the 2015 season between Wilmington (A-Advanced) and Northwest Arkansas (AA), leading the Carolina League in innings (155.2) and ranking second in strikeouts (123), tied for second in starts (26), third in WHIP (1.12) and fourth in opponents average (.251) he was named Northwest Arkansas (AA) Pitcher of the Year in 2016, going 9-7 in 21 starts with a 3.25 ERA (43 ER in IP), which ranked third in the Texas League he also earned Texas League midseason and postseason All-Star honors. Jakob s Last Win: June 11, 2017 at San Diego (7.0+ IP, 8-3 over Dinelson Lamet) Jakob s Last Loss: June 17, 2017 at Los Angeles Angels (5.1 IP, 0-9 to Alex Meyer) Jakob s Strikeout High: 6 (2x), last: June 17, 2017 at Los Angeles Angels (5.1 IP, 0-9 loss to Alex Meyer) Jakob s Major League Appearances DATE OPPONENT SCORE IP H R ER HR BB SO TP-K LEFT 4/12* Oakland ND, /9* at Tampa Bay W, 7-6 (12) /21 at Minnesota (1) ND, /6 Houston ND, /11 at San Diego W, /17 at LA Angels L, /23 Toronto ND, MLB Totals % 2017 AAA Totals % *-relief Kansas City Royals One Royal Way Kansas City, MO Kansas City Royals 2017
2 Pitching Notes Tomorrow s Starter - Jason Vargas = Jason will make his 16th start of the season and 212th of his career tomorrow at Kauffman Stadium vs. the Twins he s 11-3 with a 2.29 ERA (24 ER in 94.1 IP). = Vargas earned his sixth straight win in the Royals 3-2 victory over Toronto on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium, holding the Blue Jays to two runs both solo HR on eight hits and no walks in 7.0 innings, with two strikeouts his six straight wins are most by a Royal since Zack Greinke won nine straight starts from = According to STATS LLC, Vargas' Major League leading 11 wins are tied for second most by a Royal through the end of June, trailing Bret Saberhagen's 13 in = He s 6-4 with a 3.75 ERA (39 ER in 93.2 IP) in 17 career outings (16 starts) vs. the Twins, including 11.0 scoreless innings over his last two starts. = He s 6-1 with a Major League leading 1.92 ERA (11 ER in 51.2 IP) in eight starts at home this season and is 8-1 in his last 14 home starts since 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: 161/234 (68.8%) Saves/Save Opp: 18/26 (69.2%) Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 109/38 (34.9%) Scott Alexander (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 15/19 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0.0%) Last Save: n/a Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 12/ Strikeout High: 4 on 6/9 at SD June 27 at Detroit = Scott retired six of eight batters on Tuesday across two scoreless innings, stranding a leadoff single in the sixth and a two-out triple in the seventh, while striking out Ian Kinsler, Justin Upton and Miguel Cabrera in between he s been unscored upon in 14 of his 19 outings, posting a 2.25 ERA (7 ER in 28.0 IP). = He was charged with a career-high three earned runs on Sunday after allowing six runs (four earned) in his previous 25 outings (32.0 IP) since last Aug. 31. = Alexander has a 1.23 ERA (2 ER in 14.2 IP) and.204 opponents average (10-for-49) in eight appearances on the road this season. = He s held right-handed batters to a.194 average (14-for-72), but left-handed batters are batting.296 (8-for-27). Neftalí Feliz 1st Batter Efficiency: 16/31 Saves/Save Opp: 8/9 (88.9%) Last Save: May 4, 2017 at STL (107th) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 6/ Strikeout High: 3 on 6/8 vs. SF June 27 at Detroit = Neftalí recorded a eighth inning on 13 pitches (eight strikes) on Tuesday, his second appearance as a Royal. = Feliz signed a Major League free agent contract with the Royals on Friday, after spending the first 10 weeks of the season with the Brewers with Milwaukee, he was 1-5 with eight saves and a 6.00 ERA in 29 appearances served as the closer in the first part of the year, going 8-for-9 in save opportunities through May 4. = Held the opposition to a.185 batting average (10-for-54) in his first 17 appearances (through May 10), but they ve hit.283 (15-for-53) since. = The 2010 AL Rookie of the Year with Texas, Feliz earned his 100th career save on April 5 vs. Colorado, becoming one of 20 active pitchers with 100 saves. Kelvin Herrera 1st Batter Efficiency: 25/32 Saves/Save Opp: 18/20 (90%) Last Save: June 24 vs. Tor (35th career) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 2/ Strikeout High: 3 on 6/7 vs. HOU June 24 vs. Toronto (Save) = Kelvin made good on his 10th straight save opportunity Saturday, working around a two-out single by Troy Tulowitzki for a scoreless ninth he s recorded saves in each of his last five appearances dating back to June 16, and has allowed one unearned run on five hits over his last seven outings (6.2 IP). = Herrera ranks tied for fifth in the American League with 18 saves and ranks tied for fourth with a 90.0 percent success rate (18-for-20). = He has a 2.29 ERA (5 ER in 19.2 IP) in save situations (18 appearances), but has pitched to a 7.94 ERA (10 ER in 11.1 IP) in non-save situations (12 outings). = He has surrendered seven home runs this season (2.03 HR/9.0 IP), after allowing six all of last year (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: 4/7 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 28 at Detroit = Kevin pitched a scoreless ninth inning on nine pitches last night, erasing a leadoff single by Miguel Cabrera by inducing a double play off the bat of J.D. Martinez and a game-ending grounder by Victor Martinez was recalled on June 19 for his second stint with the Royals this season (also, May 29-June 7). = He s made 20 appearances with Omaha between his two stints with the Royals, going 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA (7 ER in 27.0 IP). Mike Minor (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 23/31 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0.0%) Last Save: n/a Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 18/ Strikeout High: 4 on 5/9 at TB June 25 vs. Toronto = Mike entered with runners at the corners and no outs in the sixth inning on Sunday in relief of Alexander and Moylan, who combined to allow the first six batters of the inning to reach on two hits, three walks and an E5 he recorded a scoreless inning, allowing one of the inherited runners to score on a fielder s choice. = Minor has allowed just one run on eight hits over his last 10 outings (11.0 IP) dating back to May 30, lowering his season ERA to 1.88 (8 ER in 38.1 IP). = He s held left-handed hitters to a.130 batting average (6-for-46), fifth best in the American League (min. 50 left-handed batters faced). Peter Moylan 1st Batter Efficiency: 27/35 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: 32/ Strikeout High: 3 on 6/9 at SD June 27 at Detroit = Peter entered with runners at the corners and two outs in the fourth on Tuesday in relief of Matt Strahm he allowed one of the inherited runners to score on an RBI single, before stranding a pair of his own base runners who reached via E8 and a walk in a scoreless fifth inning his 32 inherited runners are most in the AL. = Despite being charged with two runs (one earned) on Sunday, he still owns a 1.80 ERA (2 ER in 10.0 IP) in his last 14 appearances since May 24. = He remains unbeaten in his last 133 appearances, the second-longest active streak in the Majors, trailing Sam Freeman (138). = 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). Joakim Soria 1st Batter Efficiency: 25/34 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 28 at Detroit = Joakim worked around a leadoff single to record a scoreless eighth inning last night he leads the team with 11 holds, the second most of his career (21 in 2016). = Earned wins in back-to-back outings on June 21 and 23, giving him four wins overall, tied for fourth most among AL relievers and one shy of his career high. = He ranks fourth in club history with 402 appearances and is third with 161 saves his career 2.82 ERA ranks fourth among active pitchers (min. 500 appearances). Travis Wood (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 13/25 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 5/28 at CLE June 25 vs. Toronto = Travis recorded a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday vs. Toronto, issuing a leadoff walk and a hit-by-pitch before inducing a double play and an inning-ending groundout he s made seven straight scoreless outings since June 6 (9.1 IP), retiring 27 of 34 batters during that stretch. = Wood has allowed just three runs in his last 14.1 innings (1.88 ERA) over 11 outings, after surrendering 17 runs in his first 14.1 innings (10.67) over 14 outings. = He grounded into a double play in the ninth inning on June 20, becoming the first Royals pitcher to bat at Kauffman Stadium since Hipolito Pichardo in Alexander Feliz Hammel Herrera Junis - - Kennedy McCarthy Minor Moylan Soria Strahm Vargas - - Wood - - Royals vs. Tigers 2017 Career Pitcher W-L S ERA G IP H ER W-L S ERA G IP H ER
3 Hitting Notes Jorge Bonifacio This Series: 2-for-8, run, RBI, 2 BB Last Stand: 5-for-20 (.250), 5 runs, 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 4 BB Hit Streak: 0 g (0-4) = Jorge was the only starter without a hit last night, but drew a pair of walks...he s reached base in his last nine contests (.359 OBP), including multiple times in each of his last four games...he drew three free passes last Saturday, becoming the first KC rookie to walk three times in a game since Alex Gordon in = He clubbed his 11th home run of the season Sunday, ranking him fourth among AL rookies...he's also sixth in RBI (27) and sixth in runs scored (30). = Bonifacio has a.505 slugging percentage on the road, compared to a.412 mark at home...20 of his 27 RBI have also come away from Kauffman Stadium. = 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 This Series: Has not played Last Stand: 1-for-6, 3B Hit Streak: 0 g (0-3) = Drew hasn t played in the first two games of this series...made two starts on the last homestand, including Sunday, when he made his 18th start of the season. = Butera had a one-out triple in the seventh inning on June 19 vs. Boston, his first extra-base hit since homering on May 14 vs. Baltimore he s 8-for-26 (.308) with a triple and a homer in the seventh or later...he s batting.293 (39-for-133) with a.481 slugging percentage vs. right-handed pitching the last two seasons. = 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 This Series: 4-for-9, 2 runs, 2B Last Stand: 5-for-21 (.238), 2 runs, 2B, RBI, BB Hit Streak: 3 g (6-13) = Lorenzo collected two hits for the third-straight game, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored...it marked his eighth multi-hit game in his last 16 contests, where he s batting.371 (23-for-62) with three doubles, six homers and 12 RBI...he s one of eight players in MLB with double digits in homers (10) and steals (14). = He's tied for fifth in the American League with 12 infield hits...while he's also fifth in the AL, batting.322 (66-for-205) against right-handed pitching. = Cain has hit.344 (32-for-93) with eight homers and 17 RBI during the month of June...his home run total is tied for seventh in the AL, while he s three shy of the club record for home runs in June, held by Mike Sweeney (2001)...prior to the current month, Lo had two homers and 10 RBI in his first 50 games. = Since the start of 2014, he's hit.315 (29-for-92) with three doubles, a triple and a homer in 22 games here at Comerica Park...he's also hitting.404 (23-for-57) with three doubles, six homers and 11 RBI (.772 slugging pct.) over his last 14 road games, dating back to May 26. = He ranks fifth in the AL with 14 steals and is the only player with at least 10 attempts who hasn t been caught he s 18-for-his-last-18 since last August 26. = He hit.417/.475/.944 (15-for-36) on the last road trip (June 9-18) with six homers and 11 RBI according to STATS, he s the second Royal to hit six HR on a road trip of nine games or fewer, joining Jermaine Dye in 1999 he s just the seventh MLB player with 15 hits, six HR and 11 RBI on a road trip of nine games or fewer. Alcides Escobar This Series: 5-for-8, 2 runs, 2B Last Stand: 8-for-21 (.381), 4 runs, 2B, 3B, RBI, SB Hit Streak: 9 g (14-33) = Esky matched a season high with three more hits last night, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored...he extended his hitting streak to a season-best nine games, which has seen him bat.424 (14-for-33) with two doubles and a triple...it s his longest streak since hitting in 14-straight between August 23-September 6 of last year. = Since May 29, Alcides has gone 33-for-108 (.306), raising his season batting average from.172 to he s also hit.340 (16-for-47) on the road in that span. = He will presumably play in his 1,020th game as a member of the Royals this afternoon, passing Joe Randa ( , ) for 10th on KC s all-time list. = He s made a club-record 247 consecutive starts dating back to September 26, 2015, the longest active streak in the Majors, according to Elias Sports Bureau. = He s tied for second in the AL with four sacrifices his 68 sacrifice hits since 2011 are second most in the Majors, trailing only Elvis Andrus (70). Alex Gordon This Series: 2-for-8, 2B, 3 RBI Last Stand: 2-for-14 (.143), run, 3B, 2 RBI Hit Streak: 1 g (3-4) = Alex collected a season-high three RBI last night, going 2-for-4 with a double...it marked his first game with three RBI or more since September 25 of last season, when he also drove in three here in a 12-9 victory...driven in five runs in his last four games, after collecting just 10 RBI in his first 63 contests this year. = His RBI double last night marked his ninth extra-base hit this month (.452 slugging pct.)...he had just five extra-base hits in the first two months (.206 SLG). = Hit.355 (11-for-31) with three doubles and three homers at Comerica Park in his 11 career homers here are the most he s hit at any visiting park. = Gordon has been hit by pitch eight times this season, ranking him fourth in the AL his 83 career HBP are a club record and rank 13th among active players. = He s tied for sixth 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 June 15, his first since September 14, Eric Hosmer This Series: 3-for-7, run, 2 BB Last Stand: 5-for-20 (.250), 4 runs, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB Hit Streak: 4 g (6-15) = Eric started the fourth inning rally with an infield single and scored on Salvador Perez s two-run homer...he s been on base five times in nine plate appearances in this series...he s batting.351 (26-for-74) over his last 20 road games, which includes a.351/.417/.556 slashline (6 doubles, 3 homers). = Led American League first basemen in All-Star balloting, receiving 1,419,887 votes through Monday...he was the MVP of the 2016 Midsummer Classic. = Since May 1, Hosmer is fourth in the American League with a.342 batting average (68-for-199), while his 68 hits in that span are tied for third, behind only Corey Dickerson (74) and Xander Bogaerts (70)...overall this season, he s eighth in the AL in batting average (.306) and 10th in hits (88). = Hit his ninth home run of the season Saturday vs. Toronto, giving KC the lead...it marked his eighth go-ahead RBI this season and his 70th since the start of his total in that span is tied for second in the AL...his 37 game-winning RBI since 2015, are third in the AL and tied for fifth in the Majors with Bryce Harper. = Hosmer is a career.297 hitter (60-for-202) at Comerica Park, with a.297/.360/.490 slash line in 53 games here...hit three home runs in Detroit in = He s batting.324 (33-for-102) during day games this season...over the last three seasons, he has a.312/.356/.483 slashline in the afternoon (129-for-414). Whit Merrifield This Series: 2-for-10, run, 2B, SB Last Stand: 5-for-21 (.238), 2 runs, 2 2B, 5 RBI, BB, sf Hit Streak: 2 g (2-10) = Whit extended the fourth inning rally with two-out infield single...he also added his eighth stolen base of the season...hit safely in 16 of his last 19 road games, including hits in the first two games of this series...he s batting.320 (24-for-75) on the road with three doubles, a triple and two homers since May 11. = He s a career.351 hitter (20-for-57) against these Tigers, with a.544 slugging percentage...he s gone 3-for-6 off Michael Fulmer in limited meetings. = Ranks sixth in the American League, batting.323 (20-for-62) with two outs (min. 60 AB)...he s also slugging.565 with two down...14 of his 29 RBI have come with two outs...he s also batting.313 (20-for-64) with six doubles, a triple, two homers and 15 RBI in the seventh inning or later this season. = Merrifield recorded his first career walk-off RBI in Friday s 5-4 win over Toronto, doubling home two runs to cap the Royals four-run ninth inning. = He had a Major League-best 19-game hitting streak (May 13-June 4), the longest by a Royal since Alex Gordon (also 19 games) in Brandon Moss This Series: 0-for-4 Last Stand: 2-for-8 (.250), run, BB Hit Streak: 0 g (0-8) = Brandon didn t play last night, after going hitless in the opener Tuesday...he s struggled to a.163 average (7-for-43) this month. = Moss is homerless in his last 19 games (14 starts) since May 27 after going deep five times during an eight-game span from May = Including postseason, Moss is a career.333 hitter (27-for-81) at Comerica Park, with six doubles, nine homers and 26 RBI in 21 games here...that includes a career-high seven RBI at this park on April 24, 2015 with Cleveland...he also had a game with four hits, two homers and six RBI here (Aug. 28, 2013). = Since 2013, Moss has hit 25+ home runs in a season three times, while his 111 total roundtrippers in that span are tied for seventh-most among left-handed hitters. Mike Moustakas This Series: 3-for-8, 2 runs, 2B, HR, RBI, IBB Last Stand: 3-for-19 (.158), run, HR, RBI Hit Streak: 2 g (3-8) = Moose had a big night, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double...it marked his first multi-hit game since June 15 against the Angels. = The home run was his 20th of the season, making him the seventh player in KC history to reach 20 roundtrippers before the All-Star break...he s the first to do it since Mike Sweeney (21) in 2001, while Jermaine Dye s 22 homers before the break in 2000 are tops in club history...mike s top season total is 22, set in = His 20 homers tie him for sixth in the AL this season, while he s also ninth in slugging percentage (.542)...he s averaged 13.7 at bats per home run (20 HR in 273 AB), which is also the eighth-best ratio in the AL...he s hit 39 homers in his last 150 games (since August 1, 2015), with a 14.6 AB/HR ratio (39 HR in 569 AB). = Moustakas has 33 RBI in his last 36 games, ranking him fifth in the AL since May 14...he s also seventh in the league with a.599 slugging pct. in that span. Salvador Perez This Series: 3-for-9, 2 runs, 2B, HR, 5 RBI Last Stand: 6-for-18 (.333), 2 runs, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, BB Hit Streak: 3 g (4-13) = Salvy hit a two-run homer and added an RBI double for his second multi-rbi game of the series...over his last six contests, Perez has collected 10 RBI, including a season-high four on June 21 vs. Boston...his 27 RBI on the road this season are tied for seventh in the American League. = Perez is also fourth in the American League, slugging.626 on the road...12 of his 16 roundtrippers have come away from Kauffman Stadium...he has 98 home runs as a catcher, which are tops in Royals history, while his 55 homers as a catcher since the start of 2015 are the most in the Majors. = He s batting.322 (19-for-59) with runners in scoring position this season...he s also batting.341/.372/.534 (30-for-88) in the seventh inning or later. = He entered the final week of All-Star voting as the leader among AL catchers, receiving 2,150,223 through Monday...among AL backstops, he's tops in hits (76), doubles (16), homers (16), RBI (48) and slugging pct. (.536)...he's looking to become the first Royal to start four-straight All-Star Games since George Brett ( ). = A four-time Rawlings Gold Glove winner and a four-time All-Star, Perez has started 592 games behind the plate since 2013, most in the Majors. Jorge Soler This Series: 1-for-5, RBI Last Stand: n/a Hit Streak: 2 g (2-8) = Jorge returned to the lineup last night and went 1-for-5 with an RBI single in the ninth...he was recalled from Omaha (AAA) earlier in the day as Cheslor Cuthbert was placed on the 10-day DL...he s in his second stint with the Royals this season, also playing 18 games between May = He hit.333 (24-for-72) with five doubles, eight homers and 24 RBI in his last 20 games with the Storm Chasers after being optioned on June 3. = Soler was acquired by the Royals this offseason from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for relief pitcher Wade Davis...he hit.238 with 12 homers and 31 RBI with Chicago in 2016, which included batting.277 with 10 homers and 25 RBI over his last 53 contests of the season. Ramón Torres This Series: Has not played Last Stand: 1-for-8, run, BB Hit Streak: 1 g (1-4) = Ramón hasn t played in this series after making his fifth start of the year Sunday vs. Toronto...he s gone 3-for-9 with three runs scored on the road this year. = 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 the Storm Chasers, making 19 starts at second base and 32 at shortstop.
4 This & That RUBBER GAME #7--Today is the seventh rubber game of a series for the Royals as we near the midway point of the season...kc finally snapped an 0-4 start to the year in series deciding affairs with an 8-3 win in San Diego on June 11, then won its second straight rubber match last Wednesday at home over Boston...the Royals have lost to Detroit (May 31) and Cleveland (May 7), while also losing the second game of a doubleheader in Minneapolis on May 21 and in New York on May 24...the Royals were 11-9 in rubber games during the 2016 season. BACK-TO-BACK JACKS--Sal Perez and Mike Moustakas provided consecutive home runs in the fourth inning last night, the sixth time that KC has gone back-to-back this year...the most recent prior to last night was Jorge Bonifacio and Lorenzo Cain San Francisco in the third inning off of familiar face Johnny Cueto. SERIES STREAK ON THE LINE--A win today would give the Royals a sixth consecutive series victory that began with a 2-1 visit to San Diego on June that stop was followed by a 2-0 set in San Francisco, 3-1 visit to Anaheim, then 2-1 marks against both Boston and Toronto during the last homestand...in all, Kansas City has won 12 of its last 16 games and has a 16-8 ledger in June which tops all American League clubs and ranks third in the Majors...KC s last series loss was to these Tigers to closeout May, when the Royals went 1-2 despite holding leads in all three contests...since that series loss to Detroit, the Royals have gone 6-0 with a split in the seven sets played this month. ESKY STILL EN FUEGO--Kansas City s recent run of success has coincided with the resurgence of shortstop Alcides Escobar...he extended his current hitting streak to nine in a row with last night s 3-hit effort...he has batted.424 (14-for-33) during his current streak...hitting.178 entering play on June 10, Esky has hit.375 (24-for-64) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBI, upping his season mark 43 points to its present.221, while the Royals have gone 12-4 in that span...he s made a club-record 247 consecutive starts at shortstop dating back to September 26, 2015, the longest active streak in the Majors, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. DOUBLE DIPPING ON SATURDAY--Just a reminder that the Royals and Twins will be playing a pair at Kauffman Stadium this Saturday with the nightcap a make-up of the April 29 washout...the regularly scheduled contest will begin at 1:15, then the make-up affair is slated for 7:35, which is a little later than normal, but was necessitated in order for each club to televise the game locally on their regional sports networks. THE LAND OF HOZ--Kansas City first baseman and current #1 vote-getter for the 2017 All-Star Game at his position, Eric Hosmer, was hitting.185 after play on April 22, but in the 59 games since, he has batted.341 (76-for-223) with 38 runs, 16 doubles, a triple, eight home runs, a.397 on-base pct. and.529 slugging pct., upping his season mark 121 points to its present.306 average...his 24 multi-hit games on the year have all come since April 23. TOP DEFENSE IN THE GAME--The Royals continue to lead the Majors with fewest miscues, playing error-free last night and holding at 29 errors on the year, with Colorado next with 33 and Minnesota ranking second in the A.L. with 34...last year s club committed 40 errors through the 76-game mark. RECENT ROAD SUCCESS--The Royals are on the year away from The K, but have flipped the script from a rough 2-11 road start to the year...starting with the first trip of May which was a 3-1 stop in Tampa Bay, Kansas City has gone 15-9 on the road for a.625 winning pct...kc has won eight of its last 10 road games, starting its last road trip with a loss in San Diego, followed by two wins there, a 2-0 stop in San Francisco and 3-1 visit to Anaheim and 1-1 stop here. MOOSE GETS TO 20--Mike Moustakas clobbered career home run #101 and his 20th of this season when he followed Sal Perez with a blast to right-center last night... he s the 16th player in franchise history to hit at least 100 home runs in a Royals uniform and the fourth among this current active group...alex Gordon is sixth on the franchise s all-time list with 159, followed by Eric Hosmer in the 10th spot with 111 and Salvador Perez the previous newest member with 103, hitting #100 on June 10 in San Diego...as is the case with most Royal records, Hall of Famer George Brett is the all-time team home run king with Moose continues on a pace that would break Steve Balboni s long-standing club record of 36 home runs in at his current home run rate, Moustakas would club 43 roundtrippers this year. STILL AMONG THE ELITE--Replay specialist and team eagle eye Bill Duplissea has made 18 challenges this year, the most recent on Sunday which for the third time came back as stands with the call that was made on the field...dupe has only had two of his challenges confirmed by the umpires working the screens in New York... Duplissea now 13-for-18 for a 72.2% success rate, which is currently the third best mark in the Majors trailing only the Yankees, who are 14-for-18 with a 77.8% mark for the top spot and the Dodgers at 75% (15-for-20)...he also requested a Crew Chief review of Danny Espinosa s home run on June 16 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 on 27 of 39 challenges, with the Mets next at 67.7% (21-for-31). 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 today just a game below the.500 mark 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 (2,134) and wins (1,044)...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. Tigers (2017) vs. Tigers (career) On Road (career) Fulmer (career) Santana (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 Escobar Gordon Hosmer Merrifield Moss Moustakas Perez Soler 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 10/39 11/48 Pct ERA ER/IP 94/ / /678.1 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 RHP-Nate Karns 60-day right extensor strain/nerve irritation May 24 (retro to May 21) July 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 INF-Cheslor Cuthbert 10-day left wrist sprain June 28 (retro to June 26) 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 /25/17 TOR F. Liriano 11 Butera /14/17 BAL M. Givens 37 Cain LAA K. Middleton 36 Escobar SD C. Stammen 62 Gordon LAA R. Nolasco 36 Hosmer /24/17 TOR M. Estrada 13 Merrifield /30/17 DET D. Norris 104 Moss CLE M. Clevinger 53 Moustakas DET D. Norris 2 Perez DET D. Norris 3 Soler /14/17 BAL R. Bleier 32 Torres Pinch-Hit: Last: Erik Kratz Minnesota, seventh inning) - Franchise total: 76 Grand Slam: Last: Salvador Perez (6/21/17 vs. Boston, eighth inning) - Franchise total: 124; 2 in 2017 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: Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas Detroit, fourth inning off Daniel Norris) - 6 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: Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts, Boston Kauffman Stadium, Ian Kennedy pitching, 4th 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) 2 - Butera g Cain g 7 g (6/13-19) 12 - Escobar g 9 g (6/18-pres) 9 1 Gordon g 5 g (5/16-24) 6 1 Hosmer g 10 g (4/25-5/6) 7 1 Merrifield g 19 g (5/13-6/4) 11 3 Moss g 5 g (5/12-21) 1 - Moustakas g 11 g (4/12-25) 5 1 Perez g 10 g (6/5-18) 1 - Soler g 4 g (5/13-17) - - Torres g The Last Time... No-Hitter by the Royals: Bret Saberhagen, August 26, 1991 vs. Chicago (Royals 7-0) No-Hitter vs. Royals: Jon Lester, May 19, Boston in Fenway Park (Red Sox 7-0) One-Hitter by the Royals (complete game): Zack Greinke, August 30, 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) 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 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 23, 2017 vs. Toronto (5-4 in 9 innings) (Thrice in 2017) Royals Bat Around: June 28, Detroit (4th inning, 4 runs) (8 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 Lineup Production Batting Order - HR RBI 1st nd rd th th th th th th Kansas City By the Days Monday 3-6 Tuesday 5-6 Wednesday 6-7 Thursday 4-4 Friday 8-4 Saturday 7-3 Sunday 5-8 Player Streak Last Error ROYALS 1 DET Pitchers 5 6/21/17 vs. BOS Bonifacio 49 4/28/17 vs. MIN Butera 34 DET Cain 1 DET Escobar 2 6/25/17 vs. TOR Gordon 10 LAA Multi-Run Innings for Royals # of runs # times last time 2 runs - 44 Detroit (9th, 3 hits) 3 runs - 16 Detroit (1st, 5 hits) 4 runs - 6 Detroit (4th, 6 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) Errorless Streaks Player Streak Last Error Hosmer 115 MIN Merrifield 20 6/4/17 vs. CLE Moss 27 PIT Moustakas 29 5/18/17 vs. NYY Perez 24 NYY Soler 53 CIN Torres 8 -