1 Kansas City Royals OFFICIAL GAME NOTES Kansas City Royals Baltimore Orioles (11-11) Oriole Park at Camden Yards - Saturday, April 26, 2014 Game #23 - Road Game #14 Fox Sports Kansas City (HD) & KCSP Radio (610 Sports) UPCOMING PITCHING PROBABLES Sunday, April Baltimore Orioles: RHP James Shields (2-2, 1.91) vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez (1-1, 5.40), 12:35 p.m. (CDT), FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Monday, April 28: Off day at home Tuesday, April 29 vs. Toronto Blue Jays: RHP Dustin McGowan (1-1, 6.88) vs. LHP Jason Vargas (2-0, 1.54), 7:10 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Wednesday, April 30 vs. Toronto Blue Jays: RHP Drew Hutchison (1-1, 3.46) vs. LHP Bruce Chen (1-2, 7.45), 7:10 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Thursday, May 1 vs. Toronto Blue Jays: LHP Mark Buehrle (4-1, 2.16) vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (2-1, 1.80), 7:10 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports Tonight s game is being broadcast in Kansas City on KCSP Radio (610 Sports) and the Royals Radio Network with Ryan Lefebvre and Steve Stewart, while Don Free controls the dials as the producer/engineer...tonight s game is being televised in High Definition by Fox Sports Kansas City with Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler...the pre and postgame show on FSKC, Royals Live, is hosted by Joel Goldberg, who is joined by Royals Hall of Famer Jeff Montgomery. Royals vs. Orioles Kansas City earned its first shutout here at Camden Yards in 10 years last night to open this three-game set, the first of 7 meetings between KC and Baltimore this year...the Royals won the season series 4-3 last year, but dropped 2 of 3 here...the O s lead the all-time series by a count, including a record in Baltimore. Date Site Score WP LP Att. Balt W, 5-0 Ventura Jimenez 22,478 Balt Balt 5/15 KC 5/16 KC 5/17 KC 5/18 KC ROYALS RIDE VENTURA HIGHWAY TO WIN--Kansas City claimed the series opener here last night on the right arm of rookie Yordano Ventura, who tossed 8.0 shutout innings in the Royals 5-0 triumph...ventura, KC s 22-year old flame-thrower, scattered seven hits and strucks out a career-best eight hitters to earn his second victory of the young season...while he did not record a 3-up, 3-down inning, he kept Baltimore s offense at bay as the O s did not put a runner in scoring position after the fourth...greg Holland pitched a perfect frame in the ninth to combine with Ventura on KC s first shutout at Camden Yards since July 9, 2004, when Darrell May blanked the O s on five hits in a complete game...kc s offense gave their young righty an early lead and never looked back...billy Butler and Alex Gordon recorded back-to-back RBI singles in the first inning, while Nori Aoki and Omar Infante provided consecutive RBI hits in the seventh...butler added an RBI double in the ninth for the final margin, recording his fourth multi-hit game in the last 7 days...jarrod Dyson scored twice with a pair of infield hits for his third-straight multi-hit game. ACE VENTURA HITS BALTIMORE--Yordano Ventura had an eventful night, in his first trip to Baltimore...making his seventh big league start, Ventura tossed 8.0 scoreless innings, fired a career-high 113 pitches and recorded eight strikeouts...his 8.0 shutout frames were the most by a KC rookie since Bryan Bullington tossed the first eight innings of a 1-0 shutout against the Yankees on August 15, Ventura s eight strikeouts were the top total by a Royals rookie since June 19, 2011, when Danny Duffy fanned nine in St. Louis...he also became the first rookie in franchise history to K at least six in four-straight outings since 1975, when Dennis Leonard did it in four starts between August 20 and September 3. HITTING THE MARK--For the 11th time this season, the Royals scored four runs or more in a game, and were victorious for the 11th time...kc remained unbeaten when hitting the four-run target, while the team is 0-11 when plating three runs or fewer...last season, KC was an amazing 51 games over.500 (64-13) when it scored at least four times, while going just with three or less. STAFF GETS A BOOST--Kansas City recorded its first shutout at Camden Yards in nearly 10 years last night to drop its season ERA to 3.15, good for second in the American League, behind Oakland s 2.67 mark...yordano Ventura recorded the 14th quality start by a Royals pitcher this year, which ranks third in the A.L...while the starting staff leads the league in innings pitched (137.1) and ranks second in ERA (3.08)...KC s bullpen added a scoreless frame last night to drop its ERA to 3.34 for fourth-lowest in the Junior Circuit. KC CHALLENGE-LESS OF LATE--The Royals played their eighth-straight game without a replay challenge from either them or their opponent last night...the only thing resembling a review in the last week was instituted by the umpires themselves Thursday when they chose to see if catcher Brett Hayes had given Asdrubal Cabrera a path to the plate before tagging him out to end the first inning...kc was involved in 10 replay challenges in the first 14 games of the year, including 8 in its first 8 games...ned Yost is 2-2 in replay challenges, while opposing managers are 3-3 under the new system...to review, each manager gets a challenge and for the first six innings and if he challenges correctly, he ll receive another...calls will be defined as either a) Confirmed; b) Stands or C) Overturned. TONIGHT S STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Jeremy Guthrie (2-1, 4.68) vs. LHP Wei-Yin Chen (3-1, 4.91) Career Career Jeremy Guthrie vs. Orioles Major League Record 2-1 (4.68 ERA) Wei-Yin Chen vs. Royals Major League Record 3-1 (4.91 ERA) JEREMY GUTHRIE makes his fifth start of the season and third consecutive appearance on the road...an Oriole from 2007 to 2011, Guthrie faces Baltimore for the third time in his 248th outing and 221st start...he signed a 3-year deal with KC on November 30, 2012 and was originally acquired July 20, 2012 from Colorado in exchange for Jonathan Sanchez. TWO SWINGS PIVOTAL IN FIRST LOSS--Jeremy was done in by a pair of two-run homers in his last start, Monday at Progressive Field...Guthrie scattered 10 hits over 6.1 innings, recording three strikeouts and allowing no walks against the franchise that drafted him in Michael Brantley s fourth inning blast put the Tribe up however, KC rebounded to take a 3-2 edge in the fifth, but a sixth inning shot by Jason Kipnis capped the scoring and resulted in Jeremy s first April loss in over 2 years...guthrie also fell to an A.L. Central foe for the first time since September 15 of last year in a 3-2 loss at Detroit. ENJOYING THE SUPPORT--Jeremy enters tonight ranking fifth in the American League in run support (7.56)...the Royals have scored 21 runs in his first 4 outings, going conversely, KC has scored a combined 48 runs for their four other starting pitchers (3.85 runs per 9.0 innings). OUTSTANDING EARLY--Monday s loss was Jeremy s first in the month of April since 2012 at San Diego (April 16)...he s 6-1 with a 3.50 ERA in April since that date (25 ER in 64.1 IP)...Guthrie made five April starts without defeat last season, helping him set a club record with 18 consecutive starts without a loss between the end of 2012 and the beginning of the 2013 season. BACK IN BALTIMORE--Jeremy is making his third career start against the O s, the second of his 4 organizations...he won 47 games for Baltimore from 2007 to 2011, served as the club s Opening Day starter 3 times and was 1 of 7 A.L. pitchers to compile at least innings each season from he won both matchups last season, compiling a 1.50 ERA (2 ER in 12.0 IP), including his lone outing here as a visitor on May 9, when he fanned 3 and scattered 2 runs (1 earned), 7 hits and 3 walks over 6.0 innings in a 6-2 final...the victory brought his Camden Yards record to in 81 outings (79 starts). RECENT SUCCESS VS. EAST--Jeremy, who wears number 11, is 11-7 with a 3.56 ERA over 26 games (24 starts) vs. A.L. East opponents since the beginning of 2011, his final year here...he was through his first 60 outings (56 starts) against the division from 2004 to 2010, posting a 4.47 ERA. ON THE ROAD (Twitter handle) will make his third-straight road start...he is with a 4.00 ERA, holding opponents to a.263 average in 120 career outings (107 starts) on the road...he s 7-9 with a 4.08 ERA (70 ER in IP) in 24 road starts as a Royal. Guthrie vs. Orioles Player AVG. AB H HR RBI Nelson Cruz Chris Davis Ryan Flaherty J.J. Hardy Adam Jones Steve Lombardozzi Nick Markakis Matt Wieters Delmon Young Jeremy s 2014 Starts DATE OPPONENT SCORE IP H R ER HR BB SO TP-K LEFT 4/4 Chicago W, /9 Tampa Bay W, /16 at Houston ND, 6-4 (11) /21 at Cleveland L, Totals % Career Totals Jeremy s Last Win: April 9 vs. Tampa Bay (7.0 IP, 7-3 over Jake Odorizzi) Jeremy s Last Loss: April 21 at Cleveland (6.1 IP, 4-3 to Zach McAllister) Jeremy s Last Complete Game: September 15, 2013 at Detroit (3-2 loss to Drew Smyly) - 7th career CG Jeremy s Last Shutout: August 5, 2013 vs. Minnesota (13-0 win over Kevin Correia) - 2nd career shutout Jeremy s Strikeout High: 10, 3 times: last on September 14, 2011 vs. Tampa Bay (7.0 IP, 6-2 win) Kansas City Royals P.O. Box Kansas City, MO Kansas City Royals 2014
2 Pitching Notes Tomorrow s Starter - James Shields = James will make his sixth start of 2014 and fourth straight on the road...he s 2-2, recording 35 strikeouts and a 1.91 ERA while holding opponents to a.210 average through 33.0 innings (13 runs, 7 earned)...he ranks among American League league leaders in strikeouts (T-5th), innings (T-8th) and ERA (7th). = Shields followed a 12-strikeout performance on April 17 in Houston by fanning 9 Indians over 6.0 innings on Tuesday...he held the Tribe to 2 runs (1 earned), 6 hits and a walk, earning his second consecutive win...the 21 strikeouts mark his highest total over a 2-start stretch since joining the Royals. = James last faced Baltimore in his final start as a Ray on October 2, 2012 at The Trop, losing a complete game heartbreaker, he posted a career high 15 K s while limiting the O s to 2 hits and no walks, with the run on a Chris Davis homer in the fourth...he s 9-7 over 24 career starts, compiling 3.55 ERA. = James has won 11 of his last 12 road decisions, with his April 12 start at Minnesota the exception...he leads the Majors with 11 road wins since last June 28, one ahead of L.A. s C.J. Wilson...he s overall on the road, compiling a 4.09 ERA and 6-2 with a 3.92 ERA in 80.1 innings here at Camden Yards 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: 32/51 (63%) Saves/Save Opp: 6/9 (67%) Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 21/12 (57%) Louis Coleman 1st Batter Efficiency: 2/3 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: May 11, NYY (1st) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 3/ Strikeout High: 1 (2x, last 4/20 vs. Min) April 20 vs. Minnesota = Louis last appeared on Sunday, inheriting Chris Colabello at first with Minnesota leading 4-0 in the fifth...he fanned Jason Kubel, with Salvy Perez turning it into a double play by throwing out Colabello on a steal attempt...josmil Pinto followed with a solo homer before Louis retired Kurt Suzuki to end the inning. = Coleman missed KC s first 8 games due to a bone contusion and sprained middle finger. Aaron Crow 1st Batter Efficiency: 8/9 Saves/Save Opp: 0/1 (0%) Last Save: Apr. 8, 2013 vs. Min (3rd) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 5/ Strikeout High: 1 (4x, last 4/18 vs. Min) April Cleveland = Aaron completed Tuesday s 8-2 win at Cleveland, working around Nick Swisher s 2-out single for a scoreless ninth. = Aaron has allowed the first batter to reach just once in 9 outings (11.1%), improving upon last year, when 22 of 57 first batters reached (38.6%). = Crow has held the O s to a.121 average (4-for-33) and a 0.90 ERA (1 ER in 10.0 IP)...he has tossed 6.1 scoreless innings here, with Baltimore batting.053 (1-for-19). Wade Davis 1st Batter Efficiency: 7/10 Saves/Save Opp: 0/2 (0%) Last Save: None Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 2/ Strikeout High: 3 (3x, last Cle) April Cleveland = Wade began the eighth on Wednesday with KC trailing Cleveland walks and a bunt single loaded the bases, with the Tribe adding a run on Lonnie Chisenhall s 1-out single to short left...davis closed the inning by striking out Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher, the third time he has fanned the side this year. = Davis worked a perfect eighth inning on Saturday vs. the Twins, striking out Kurt Suzuki and Aaron Hicks, then retiring Chris Herrmann on a ground out. = Wade s strikeouts per 9.0 innings rank first among A.L. pitchers who have worked at least 10.0 innings. = The former Ray earned his first Major League win here on September 17, 2009, recording a career-best 10 strikeouts in a 4-hit shutout. Danny Duffy (L) 1st Batter Efficiency: 2/4 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: None Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 1/ Strikeout High: 4 on Hou April Cleveland = Danny fanned 2 over 2.0 scoreless innings on Tuesday at Cleveland, allowing a double in the seventh and a leadoff single in the eighth. = A reliever for the first time in the Majors, Danny has compiled 11 strikeouts and 8.1 scoreless innings over 4 outings. = Danny was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on April 12...he made a single start for the Storm Chasers this year, earning a 6-5 win over Nashville on April 6. = Duffy has faced Baltimore once, here in his second big league start on May 24, he struck out 6 over 5.1 innings and left in line for a victory, with the O s rallying for 3 in the ninth and winning on a walk-off homer by Adam Jones. Kelvin Herrera 1st Batter Efficiency: 5/8 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: Apr. 10, 2013 vs. Min (5th) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 5/ Strikeout High: 2 (2x, last Hou) April Cleveland (L) = Kelvin opened the seventh inning of a 3-3 game on Wednesday at Cleveland, and had 2 outs with none on after Salvy Perez threw out Michael Bourn on a steal attempt...nick Swisher followed with a single and scored what proved to be the winning run on a Jason Kipnis double, with Herrera taking his first loss of = Herrera has limited Baltimore to 1 run over 9.1 innings for a 0.96 ERA...while he did allow 1 inherited run, Kelvin has not allowed a run of his own over 8.1 consecutive innings vs. the O s, including 6.1 shutout frames here at Camden Yards. Greg Holland 1st Batter Efficiency: 4/9 Saves/Save Opp: 6/6 (100%) Last Save: April 19 vs. Min (73rd) Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 2/ Strikeout High: 3 on Hou April Baltimore = Greg pitched a ninth inning last night, his first outing since April 19 vs. Minnesota...he got Ryan Flaherty to fly out and then fanned Jonathan Schoop and David Lough...it was his fifth outing recording multiple strikeouts this year. = Greg s 6 saves are tied for second in the A.L., with Baltimore s Tommy Hunter, trailing Cleveland s John Axford who leads the league with 8...Holland has converted 46 of his last 47 save attempts dating to May 30, = He is averaging strikeouts per 9.0 innings on the year (14 in 8.0 IP)...he posted per 9.0 innings in 2013, breaking his own club mark from = Holland notched a club record 47 saves in 2013, earning his first All-Star selection and second straight Royals Pitcher of the Year honor. Michael Mariot 1st Batter Efficiency: 3/3 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%) Last Save: none Last Outing: IP H R ER BB SO Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 1/ Strikeout High: 4 on Cle April Cleveland = Michael entered in the fifth yesterday after Cleveland broke open a scoreless game with 5 runs...he fanned 2 to close the inning and went on to retire the first 10 he faced before Jason Kipnis doubled in the eighth...he set new career bests with 3.2 innings and 4 strikeouts. = Yesterday s outing was Michael s third in the Majors, with the first 2 against Minnesota...his first strikeout came against Joe Mauer in his April 11 debut. = He was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on April 7...made one appearance for Omaha picking up the save on April 6 vs. Nashville. = The 25-year old served as Omaha s closer for most of 2013, going 4-5 with a 3.56 ERA, 11 saves and 66 strikeouts over 60.2 innings. Chen Coleman Crow Davis Duffy Guthrie Herrera Holland Mariot Shields Vargas Ventura Royals vs. Orioles 2014 Career Pitcher W-L S ERA G IP H ER W-L S ERA G IP H ER
3 Hitting Notes Nori Aoki This Series: 2-for-5, RBI This Trip: 4-for-21 (.190), RBI, 2 BB Hit Streak: 1 g (2-5) = Nori collected a pair of hits last night, including an RBI single in the seventh...it marked his second multi-hit game on the road and seventh overall...aoki is 7-for-12 (.583) with a double and a triple against left-handed pitching this season...dating back to last year, Nori is hitting.354 (68-for-192) against southpaws. = Aoki leads the American League with a.441 average at home, but is hitting.140 (7-for-50) with one extra-base hit on the road...he s tied for the A.L. lead with 2 triples this year...hitting.302 (13-for-43) with a.362 OBP during night games...he s 9-for-28 (.326) in limited time against A.L. East opponents. = Last year, Aoki led the National League in singles (140), tied for seventh in multi-hit games (50) and tied for 10th in hits overall (171)...also tied for 10th in the N.L. with 9 outfield assists...struck out just 40 times in 674 plate appearances last year (16.9 PA/K), which was the best rate in baseball. Billy Butler This Series: 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI This Trip: 4-for-21 (.190), run, 2 2B, 3 RBI Hit Streak: 1 g (2-5) = Billy recorded two hits and 2 RBI last night, driving in KC s first and last runs...it marked his fourth multi-hit game in the last week and second game with multiple RBI...collected his first two-out RBI in the ninth inning last night with a double...last season his 28 two-out RBI were second on the team to Salvador Perez. = Butler registered his 10th multi-hit game here in Baltimore...he s a career.327 hitter at Camden Yards (32-for-98) with 6 doubles, 6 homers and 17 RBI in 24 games here...billy is 7-for-12 (.583) with 5 extra base hits (2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR) vs. Wei-Yin Chen in his career...he has 10 career home runs against the O s. = While most of his offensive numbers were down in 2013, Butler still ranked seventh in the A.L., batting.341 with RISP...he was also fifth in the league with a career-best 79 walks and ninth in on-base percentage (.374)...one of only two players in the league (Prince Fielder) to appear in all 162 games last season. = He s one homer shy of tying Steve Balboni for ninth on KC s all-time list with 118 career round-trippers...among Royals with at least 2,000 at bats, his.296 career average is third in team history to George Brett (.305) and Mike Sweeney (.299). Jarrod Dyson This Series: 2-for-4, 2 runs This Trip: 8-for-15 (.533), 3 runs, RBI, SB, BB, sac Hit Streak: 4 g (8-14) = Jarrod went 2-for-4 with a bunt single, an infield single and 2 runs scored...it marked his third-straight multi-hit game...he s gone 8-for-15 (.533) on the road trip, collecting five infield hits...his 3 bunt hits are tied with Cleveland s Asdrubal Cabrera for the league lead...last season, he was second in the A.L. with 10 bunt hits. = Dyson recorded his third steal of the year Thursday...he s swiped 67 bags since the start of 2012, which are sixth-most in the American League in that time. = Despite playing in just 87 games in 2013, Dyson stole a career high 34 bases, which ranked seventh in the A.L...became the first Royal to swipe 30+ bags in consecutive seasons since Carlos Beltran did it in 3-straight campaigns ( )...stole 22 bases after the All-Star break last year, which ranked third in the league. Alcides Escobar This Series: 1-for-3, run, BB, SB This Trip: 5-for-15 (.333), 3 runs, 2B, RBI, 3 BB, 2 SB Hit Streak: 2 g (2-6) = Esky went 1-for-3 last night with a walk and his team-leading fourth stolen base...his four steals are tied for ninth in the A.L. this season, while he s 61-for-67 since the start of 2012, which is the highest stolen base percentage (91.0) of any player in the Majors with more than 40 attempts. = Alcides opened the year without a hit in his first 16 at bats, but since then has hit.386 (22-for-57) with six multi-hit games and seven extra-base hits...batting.342 (13-for-38) during night games...he s also 5-for-13 (.385) with 3 RBI in four games against A.L. East foes. = He s appeared in 334 games at shortstop since 2012, second-most in the A.L., behind Chicago s Alexei Ramirez (339) and third in MLB...his.989 fielding percentage since the All-Star Break last year is the highest among A.L. shortstops and second in the Majors, behind only Jimmy Rollins (.991). Alex Gordon This Series: 1-for-5, RBI This Trip: 5-for-21 (.238), 2 2B, 3 RBI, BB Hit Streak: 1 g (1-5) = Alex went 1-for-5 with an RBI single in the first inning last night...he upped his batting average to.412 (7-for-17) with RISP, which ranks seventh in the A.L. = Gordon is also tied for sixth in the league with 8 doubles this season...he s also 5 doubles away from matching Joe Randa (223) for eighth on KC s all-time list...his 131 doubles since the start of 2011 are third-most in baseball, behind only Robinson Cano (138) and Adrian Gonzalez (132). = Alex, a three-time Gold Glove winner, collected his third outfield assist of the season April 18, throwing out Josmil Pinto at second base...his three outfield assists are tied for the American League lead...he has 57 assists since becoming a full-time outfielder in 2011, which are 17 more than any other player in that span. = Last year, he became the first Royal to win three-consecutive Gold Glove Awards since Frank White won 5-straight ( ) and just the third KC player to win 3 overall (White-7; Amos Otis-3)...he was also selected as an A.L. All-Star for the first time after hitting.329 over the first 2 months of the year. Brett Hayes This Series: Has not played This Trip: 0-for-3 Hit Streak: 0 g (0-4) = Brett made his first start of the year Thursday, going 0-for-3 with three ground outs...he s played in 2 other games this season as a defensive replacement. = Spent a majority of last season in Triple-A Omaha, but had 2 stints in the Major Leagues with KC...4 of his 5 hits in the big leagues last year went for extra bases (3 2B, 1 HR)...he s made just four starts behind the plate in a Royals uniform...a career.353 hitter (12-for-34) in the month of April. Eric Hosmer This Series: 1-for-3, run, 2 BB This Trip: 7-for-21 (.333), 5 runs, 2 2B, RBI, 2 BB Hit Streak: 1 g (1-3) = Eric collected a first-inning single last night and also drew a pair of walks...dating back to April 15, Hoz has a.408 on-base percentage, reaching 20 times in 49 plate appearances...he s 7-for-21 (.333) with three runs scored and 2 doubles on the current road trip...recorded his fifth 4-hit game Tuesday night in Cleveland. = Hoz ranks fifth in the league, hitting.364 (16-for-44) with 3 doubles during night games...he s 5-for-11 (.455) with a pair of homers vs. O s starter Wei-Yin Chen. = He hit.370 (10-for-27) with 3 homers in 7 games against the O s last season...he s 6 for his last 15 (.400) here at Camden Yards. = The 2013 Les Milgram Royals Player of the Year, Eric also became the first Royals first baseman to earn a Rawlings Gold Glove Award...hit.318 with 26 doubles, 16 homers and 63 RBI after June 1 of last year...his 141 hits after May 31 were the most in the Major Leagues. = Led the A.L. with 60 multi-hit games last season, tied for the fifth-highest total in team history. Omar Infante This Series: 1-for-4, run, RBI This Trip: 5-for-19 (.263), 3 runs, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB Hit Streak: 2 g (2-7) = Omar collected an RBI single to cap KC s two-run rally in the seventh last night...he s now reached base in 18 of his 20 games played this season...hitting.307 (100-for-326) with a.506 slugging percentage vs. left-handed pitching since he s tied for the league lead with 2 triples this year. = Infante has hit safely in 8 of his last 9 games here at Camden Yards, going 11-for-38 (.289) with 2 doubles, 2 homers and 10 RBI here since Omar has gotten off to fast starts in each of the last 3 years, hitting.306 (68-for-222) in the month of April since he s 8-for-23 (.348) with RISP this season. = Omar spent last season with Detroit, batting.318, which led A.L. second basemen with at least 450 at bats...set career highs in slugging pct. (.450) and OPS (.795), third-highest total among the league s second sackers in both categories...helped lead the Tigers to the ALCS in 2013, starting all 11 postseason games. Justin Maxwell This Series: Has not played This Trip: 0-for-1, run, CS Hit Streak: 0 g (0-2) = Justin pinch-ran in Tuesday s game after going 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter Monday...recorded his first multi-hit game of the year last Sunday vs. Minnesota. = Came over to KC at last year s trade deadline and hit.286 with 6 doubles, 5 homers and 17 RBI as a Royal...blasted a memorable walk-off grand slam in the 2013 on September 22 off former KC closer Joakim Soria, beating the Rangers 4-0 in 10 innings...also hit a game-winning pinch-hit homer August 3 to beat the Mets. = Maxwell was born in Bethesda, Md., and grew up in nearby Union Bridge, graduating from Sherwood High School in played collegiately at the University of Maryland, where he hit.299 with 20 doubles, 16 homers and 71 RBI in three years with the Terps. Mike Moustakas This Series: 1-for-4 This Trip: 5-for-20 (.250), 3 runs, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI Hit Streak: 1 g (1-4) = Mike collected a single in the eighth inning to go 1-for-4 last night...he has five RBI on this road trip and 10 since April 16...he s batting.208 with a.458 slugging percentage on the road this year with three of his team-leading four homers coming away from Kauffman Stadium. = Moose went 7-for-19 (.368) with 2 doubles, 2 homers and 4 RBI vs. Baltimore last season, including 4-for-8 with a pair of roundtrippers here at Camden Yards. = Played for Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League during the offseason, where he worked with Royals hitting coach Pedro Grifol...batted.288 (19-for-66) with 6 doubles and 3 homers in 17 games...blasted 36 home runs in 2011, which tied for the most among all minor league players. Jimmy Paredes This Series: Has not played This Trip: Has not played Hit Streak: n/a = Jimmy has played in one game, appearing as a pinch runner April 18 vs. Minnesota...he was recalled from Triple-A Omaha earlier that day...he was hitting.319 (15-for-47) with a double, triple and a home run in his first 11 games with Omaha...claimed off waivers by the Royals prior to Spring Training. = In his Major League career, he s played games at: second base (8), third base (47), left field (1) and right field (54). Salvador Perez This Series: 0-for-4 This Trip: 1-for-17 (.059), run, HR, RBI Hit Streak: 0 g (0-7) = Salvy went 0-for-4 last night and has gone 1-for-17 on the road trip...his only hit was a solo homer in Cleveland Wednesday night, his first of the season. = Despite his hitting woes, he's still played excellent defense behind the plate...he threw out Michael Bourn twice trying to steal on Wednesday...he's thrown out five would-be basestealers in 15 attempts (33.3 percent), which is tied for second in the A.L., behind Chicago's Tyler Flowers (6). = Perez is a career.332 hitter (79-for-238) with runners in scoring position...since his rookie season (2011), his average is fourth-highest in the A.L. among players with at least 200 at bats...finished second to Miguel Cabrera (.397) with a.377 average (46-for-122) with RISP last season. = Went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles on Opening Day in Detroit, becoming the first Royal to record 4 hits on Opening Day since Fred Patek did it against Toronto in selected to his first All-Star game last year, collecting the first hit by a Royal in the Midsummer Classic since Bo Jackson in Danny Valencia This Series: Has not played This Trip: Has not played Hit Streak: 1 g (2-3) = Danny hasn t played since hitting his first homer of the season April 16 in Houston...over the past 3 seasons, Valencia is hitting.321 (50-for-156) with 14 doubles, 7 homers and 26 RBI vs. southpaws...made two starts at third base and one at second this year. = Joined the Royals on December 18, coming over in a trade with Baltimore in exchange for OF David Lough...played in 52 games for the Orioles last season, batting.304 with 14 doubles, 8 homers and 23 RBI over four stints in the Majors...led the A.L. in batting average vs. left-handed pitchers, hitting.371 (36-for-97), while his.639 slugging percentage ranked third in the league.
4 This & That A BLANKING IN BALTIMORE--Yordano Ventura and Greg Holland combined for Kansas City s first shutout here in Oriole Park at Camden Yards since July 9, 2004, spanning 35 contests between the clubs here...in the 2004 contest, Royals southpaw Darrell May tossed a five-hit shutout the third of his career in a 7-0 KC victory...the Royals have played 93 contests here since the park opened in 1992, and recorded 6 shutouts in those games, including last night s win. ALL-STAR BALLOTING UNDERWAY--With the start of play Friday night, voting for the 2014 Major League All-Star Game opened with online ballots available at mlb.com/vote...fans with an MLB.com account can submit up to 35 online ballots between now and midnight ET on July 3 as they help select the All-Star starting position players in the American and National Leagues...in-stadium balloting begins with tomorrow s contests with each club receiving 26 home dates to collect paper ballots before June 26...last season, the Royals sent three players catcher Salvador Perez, outfielder Alex Gordon and relief pitcher Greg Holland to the Midsummer Classic at Citi Field...this year s All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 15 and televised nationally on FOX. BEASTS OF THE EAST--After wrapping up this three-game stay in Baltimore tomorrow, the Royals will face another opponent from the American League East...after taking Monday off at home, KC will open a 6-game stay with a 3-pack against the Toronto Blue Jays, with Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night s contests all featuring 7:10 starts...the Royals are 3-1 against the A.L. East to this point, taking a home series from Tampa Bay, while KC was against the division last season, but just 2-4 vs. the Jays. HOME GAMES ON HORIZON--By the time Kansas City returns to Kauffman Stadium on May 13 to host the Colorado Rockies, the club will have played 22 of its first 37 games away from home...the schedule will begin to turn when the Royals return from Seattle on May 11, as they ll play in The K for 12 of 15 games from May and 20 of 29 thru June 11...in fact, from May 13 until June 29, Kansas City will be at home for 29 of 45 games. DYSON HEATING UP--Jarrod Dyson has made the most of his playing time on this road trip...with fellow outfielder Lorenzo Cain on the disabled list, Dyson has started all five games on this trip and gone 8-for-15 with 3 runs scored, an RBI, a stolen base and three-consecutive multi-hit games...jarrod has utilized the short game, recording three bunt hits on this trip, which is tied for the American League lead, while 5 of his base knocks on the trip have not left the infield... Dice matched a career high on Wednesday night in Cleveland with three hits, the seventh time he s done that in his career. COLLINS ON ASSIGNMENT--Southpaw reliever Tim Collins had his first rehab assignment last night for Triple-A Omaha, and passed with flying colors... Collins, a 5-foot-7 lefty who went on the D.L. on April 7 with a left flexor strain, struck out the side in the eighth inning of the Storm Chasers 10-5 loss at New Orleans...Tim made 2 appearances for the Royals the first week of the season, before being placed on the disabled list. DUFFY A TOUGHIE IN RELIEF--Danny Duffy, a 25-year old southpaw, has made the most out of his opportunity to contribute out of the Kansas City bullpen...a starter throughout his career, including 31 career big league starts entering this season, Duffy didn t make the club out of spring training, but was recalled on April 12 to work in relief...all he s done to this point is toss 8.1 shutout innings allowing only 5 hits with 2 walks and 11 strikeouts...he s limited opponents to a.172 batting average and recorded a 0.84 WHIP...he was the winning pitcher on April 16 in Houston with a 2.0-inning stint. NED IN HIS FOURTH FULL SEASON--The 16th full-time manager in franchise history, Ned Yost is since he was named to his position on May 13, he recently passed John Wathan (287) and Hal McRae (286) to move into fourth on KC s all-time wins list...he is 22 wins shy of catching Tony Muser, who is third with 317 victories...yost, who managed six seasons in Milwaukee ( ), is all-time as a Major League skipper. RECORD NUMBER ON THE TUBE--The seventh season of the Royals on Fox Sports Kansas City will feature a record 150 telecasts in High Definition, up from the 140 a season ago...ryan Lefebvre will anchor the booth for 95 telecasts and Steve Physioc will call the play-by-play for 55 games...rex Hudler will work all 150 games as the analyst...the pre and post-game shows, Royals Live, are hosted by Joel Goldberg, who will be joined at every home game and several road affairs by Royals Hall of Famer Jeff Montgomery...the Royals will also have two telecasts in the national Saturday window on the FOX Network and four other telecasts on the new FS1...KC has already been notified of at least one ESPN national game on June 2 from St. Louis. GOLD THE COLOR OF The Royals had a franchise first last season with three players earning Rawlings Gold Gloves for their defensive prowess... Alex Gordon latched onto his third in as many years as a leftfielder, while catcher Salvador Perez and first baseman Eric Hosmer each brought home the gold... Hosmer s win was a first for a KC first sacker, while Perez is the first receiver to get the gold since Bob Boone in 1989, the last multi-gold season for the Royals. vs. Orioles (2014) vs. Orioles (career) On Road (career) Chen (career) Gonzalez (career) Player AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI Aoki Butler Dyson Escobar Gordon Hayes Hosmer Infante Maxwell Moustakas Paredes Perez Valencia Starting Pitchers Breakdown Total KC Avg. Runs Team Quality Pitcher GS Runs Per Start Record Starts Bruce Chen Jeremy Guthrie James Shields Jason Vargas Yordano Ventura Totals Catcher/Pitcher Matchups (Team Record w/starters) Pitcher Perez Hayes Totals Chen Guthrie Shields Vargas Ventura Total Perez Hayes Totals Starts CS/ATT Pct Catcher PO ERA ER/IP 62/ / /194.0 Pitcher Pickoffs: Pickoff & CS: Team 1 (April Houston) 1 (April Houston)
5 2014 Royals Home Run Breakdown vs. on Runners On Outs Tied Gave Direction Team Last Home Run AB s Players Total LHP RHP Home Road Game Lead LF LC CF RC RF Record Date Opp. Pitcher Since Aoki NYM C. Torres 94 Butler CHI E. Johnson 83 Dyson /23/13 CWS D. Axelrod 192 Escobar /20/14 MIN P. Hughes 17 Gordon /9/14 TB J. Odorizzi 56 Hayes CWS J. Quintana 5 Hosmer /21/13 TEX M. Garza 116 Infante HOU L. Harrell 44 Maxwell /22/13 TEX J. Soria 36 Moustakas CLE J. Masterson 10 Paredes /21/13 KC W. Davis 85 Perez CLE J. Masterson 7 Valencia HOU D. Keuchel 2 Pinch-Hit: Last: Justin Maxwell New York Mets, 12th inning) - Franchise total: 74 Grand Slam: Last: Justin Maxwell (9/22/13 vs. Texas, 10th inning) - Franchise total: 114 Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Shane Mack Texas, seventh inning) 2-Homer Game: Last: Salvador Perez Minnesota), 2-run, 2-run 3-Homer Game: Last: Danny Tartabull (7/6/91 vs. Oakland) Back-to-Back: Last: Salvador Perez, Mike Moustakas Cleveland, second inning) Back-to-Back-to-Back: Last: Tony Graffanino, Angel Berroa, Doug Mientkiewicz (5/25/06 vs. Detroit, first inning) Three Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Melky Cabrera, Eric Hosmer and Brayan Pena Texas, 14th inning) Four Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Mike Sweeney, Jermaine Dye, Raul Ibanez and Carlos Beltran Cleveland, fourth inning) Leadoff Game: Last: Alex Gordon Cleveland) - Franchise total: 86 Inside-the-Park: Last: David DeJesus (4/23/10 vs. Minnesota) - Franchise total: 94 Both Sides of the Plate in One Game: Last: Wilson Betemit Minnesota) - Franchise total: 6 Home Run by Pitcher: Last: Zack Greinke Arizona) Walk-off Home Run: Last: Justin Maxwell (9/22/13 vs. Texas, 10th inning, Soria pitching) - Franchise total: 64 Opponent: Pinch-Hit: Last: Raul Ibanez, Seattle Kauffman Stadium, Greg Holland pitching, 9th inning) Grand Slam: Last: Dayan Viciedo, Chicago Kauffman Stadium, Jeremy Guthrie pitching, 4th inning) Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Darryl Strawberry, New York Kauffman Stadium, Scott Service pitching, 9th inning) Back-to-Back: Last: Marcus Semien and Jordan Danks, Chicago U.S. Cellular Field, Yordano Ventura pitching, 2nd inning) Leadoff Game: Last: Brian Dozier, Minnesota Target Field, James Shields pitching) Inside-the-Park: Last: Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Kauffman Stadium, Jeremy Guthrie pitching, 6th inning) Walk-off Home Run: Last: Ramon Detroit Comerica Park, Aaron Crow pitching, 10th inning) Three Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla, Atlanta Turner Field, Kelvin Herrera pitching, 8th inning) Four Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Alex Rios, Carlos Quentin, Andruw Jones, Dayan Viciedo, Chicago U.S. Cellular, Anthony Lerew pitching, 3rd inning) Three Home Runs, One Player: Last: Shin-soo Choo, Cleveland Kauffman Stadium, Kyle Davies-1; Bryan Bullington-1; Greg Holland-1) Both Sides of the Plate in One Game: Last: Ryan Doumit, Minnesota Kauffman Stadium, Jeremy Guthrie and Tim Collins pitching) 2014 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 Aoki g 5 gm (4/4-9) 4 1 Butler g 5 gm (4/16-20) - - Dyson g 3 gm (4/22-pres) 5 3 Escobar g 4 gm (4/6-9) 6 2 Gordon g 5 gm (4/2-7) 3 - Hayes g Hosmer g 5 gm (4/13-18) - - Infante g 6 gm (4/2-11) 3 - Maxwell g Moustakas g 3 gm (2x) - - Paredes Perez g 4 gm (3/31-4/5) - - Valencia 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, 2009 at Seattle (Royals 3-0) One-Hitter vs. Royals (complete game): Scott Baker, Minnesota, August 31, 2007 (Game 2) at Metrodome (Twins 5-0) Two-Hitter by the Royals (complete game): James Shields, April 13, 2013 vs. Toronto (Blue Jays 3-2) Two-Hitter vs. Royals (complete game): Jeff Niemann, Tampa Bay, June 3, 2009 at Tropicana Field (Rays, 9-0) Back-to-Back Complete Game Wins by the Royals: Brian Bannister and Zack Greinke, April 13-14, 2008 vs. Minnesota (5-1) and at Seattle (5-1) Back-to-Back Shutouts by the Royals: Sept , 1992 at California (2-0 and 4-0) Back-to-Back Shutouts vs. Royals: May 22-23, St Louis (5-0 and 5-0) Three Straight Shutouts vs. Royals: July 5-7, 2004 at Minnesota (9-0, 4-0, 12-0) 10+ Innings Pitched by a Royals starter: Kevin Appier, July 23, 1992 at Cleveland (10.0) 10+ Strikeouts by a Royals starter: James Shields, April 17, 2014 at Houston (12) Shutout by the Royals (Complete Game): Jeremy Guthrie, August 5, 2013 vs. Minnesota (Royals 13-0) Shutout by the Royals (Combined): April 25 at Baltimore (5-0); Ventura (8.0), Holland (1.0) The Last Time... Triple Play by the Royals: June 11, 2006 vs. Tampa Bay (DeJesus-Elarton- Berroa-Teahen with Branyan batting, 2nd inning) Triple Play vs. Royals: April 20, 2012 vs. Toronto at Kauffman Stadium, (6-3, Hosmer batting, 3rd inning) Royal hit for the cycle: George Brett, July 25, Toronto Opponent hit for the cycle: Jeff DaVanon, Anaheim, August 25, 2004 at Angel Stadium Royal Five-Hit Game: Billy Butler, September 5, Seattle (5-for-5) Royal Six-Hit Game: Joe Randa, Sept. 9, 2004 at Detroit-Game 1 (6-for-7) Royals Two Hits, One Inning: Justin Maxwell, August 9, 2013 vs. Boston (6th) Royals Five-RBI Game: Eric Hosmer, August 5, 2013 vs. Minnesota Royals Six-RBI Game: Alberto Callaspo, April 18, Minnesota Royals Seven-RBI Game: (12 times) - last: Billy Butler, April 7, Philly Royals Position Player Pitching: Mitch Maier, April 15, 2012 vs. Cleveland Opponent Position Player Pitching: A.L.: Jamey Carroll, Minnesota, August 5, 2013 at Kauffman Stadium; N.L.: D Angelo Jimenez, San Diego, June 30, 2002 at Kauffman Stadium Royals Pitcher Homered: Zack Greinke, June 10, Arizona Royals Pitcher With a Hit: Ervin Santana, August 4, New York Mets Royals Pitcher With a RBI: Luis Mendoza, May 29, St. Louis Royals Three or more Steals, One Game: Gregor Blanco, August 13, 2010 vs. New York Yankees (3) Opponent Three or more Steals, One Game: Ben Revere, Minnesota, September 14, 2011 at KC (3 SB) Royals Steal of Home: Alcides Escobar, vs. Cleveland, September 18, 2013 (5th inning) - on double steal Opponent Steal of Home: Brett Lawrie, Toronto, April 22, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium (8th inning) - on double steal Royals Suspended Game: June 15-16, 2001 at Milwaukee, 4-2 (Power Outage) Royals Home Run in first ML at bat: Jon Nunnally, April 29, 1995 vs. New York (Melido Perez pitching, 1st inning) Royals Home Run in 4 Consecutive Games: Billy Butler, July 26-29, 2011 Royals 0-0 Game After 9 innings: September 22, 2013 vs. Texas (4-0 in 10 inn.) Royals Walk-Off Win: September 22 vs. Texas (4-0 in 10 inn.) Royals Bat Around: April 19, 2014 vs. Minnesota (4th inning, 5 runs) -- 3 times in Three-game sweep by Royals at Kauffman Stadium: June 7-9, 2013 vs. Houston Three-game sweep by Royals on the road: April 15-17, Houston Four-game sweep by Royals at Kauffman Stadium: September 15-18, 2008 vs. Seattle Four-game sweep by Royals on the road: May 7-10, Minnesota Three-game sweep by opposition at Kauffman Stadium: August 20-22, 2013 vs. Chicago White Sox Three-game sweep by opposition on the road: April 11-13, Minnesota Four-game sweep by opposition at Kauffman Stadium: May 23-26, 2013 vs. Los Angeles Four-game sweep by opposition on the road: September 24-27, Detroit Player Streak Last Error ROYALS 1 CLE Pitchers 1 CLE Aoki 18 4/4/14 vs. CWS Butler 9 10/2/12 vs. DET Dyson 2 HOU Escobar 9 HOU Gordon 26 SEA Hayes 25 6/10/12 vs. TB Errorless Streaks Player Streak Last Error Hosmer 16 4/7/14 vs. TB Infante 3 CLE Maxwell 13 SEA Moustakas 12 MIN Paredes 33 PIT Perez 1 CLE Valencia 0 HOU
6 Date Player Transaction 2/17 OF-Jimmy Paredes Claimed off Waivers from Baltimore RHP-Maikel Cleto Designated for Assignment 3/2 RHP-Guillermo Mota Announced retirement 3/7 RHP-Brad Penny Released 3/10 LHP-Chris Dwyer Optioned to Omaha LHP-John Lamb Optioned to NW Arkansas INF-Cheslor Cuthbert Optioned to NW Arkansas OF-Lane Adams Optioned to NW Arkansas RHP-Jason Adam RHP-Aaron Brooks RHP-Sugar Ray Marimon RHP-Kyle Zimmer C-Juan Graterol INF-Gerald Laird OF-Jorge Bonifacio OF-Gorkys Hernandez OF-Melky Mesa OF-Paulo Orlando 3/14 LHP-Justin Marks Optioned to Omaha LHP-Scott Alexander LHP-Everett Teaford INF-Christian Colon Optioned to Omaha RHP-Michael Mariot Optioned to Omaha C-Francisco Pena Optioned to Omaha 3/23 LHP-Danny Duffy Optioned to Omaha LHP-Donnie Joseph Optioned to Omaha RHP-Cory Wade RHP-P.J. Walters 3/24 RHP-Jon Rauch C-Adam Moore OF-Jimmy Paredes Optioned to Omaha 2014 Transactions Date Player Transaction 3/25 LHP-Patrick Schuster Claimed off Waivers from San Diego OF-Carlos Peguero Designated for Assignment 3/26 INF-Johnny Giavotella Optioned to Omaha 3/29 C-Ramon Hernandez Released INF-Jason Donald Returned to Omaha 3/30 RHP-Louis Coleman Placed on 15-day D.L. (bone contusion/sprained middle finger) RHP-Luke Hochevar Placed on 15-day D.L. (recovery from Tommy John surgery) 4/2 OF-Carlos Peguero Assigned outright to Omaha 4/5 RHP-Aaron Brooks Selected from Omaha INF-Pedro Ciriaco Designated for assignment 4/7 LHP-Francisley Bueno Placed on 15-day D.L. (contusion/sprain on left little finger ) LHP-Tim Collins Placed on 15-day D.L. (left flexor strain) LHP-Donnie Joseph Recalled from Omaha RHP-Michael Mariot Recalled from Omaha 4/9 RHP-Louis Coleman Activated from 15-day D.L. INF-Johnny Giavotella Recalled from Omaha RHP-Aaron Brooks Optioned to Omaha LHP-Donnie Joseph Optioned to Omaha 4/12 LHP-Danny Duffy Recalled from Omaha INF-Johnny Giavotella Optioned to Omaha 4/17 OF-Lorenzo Cain Placed on 15-day D.L. (left groin strain) LHP-Justin Marks Recalled from Omaha 4/18 OF-Jarrod Dyson Placed on Bereavement List OF/IF-Jimmy Paredes Recalled from Omaha 4/21 OF-Jarrod Dyson Reinstated from Bereavement List LHP-Justin Marks Optioned to Omaha 4/23 LHP-Tim Collins Assigned to Omaha for rehab assignment Royals Ejections Date Player/Coach Umpire/Type of Play Instant Replay Reviews Date Opponent Inning Original Call Score at Time Time to Review Outcome Challenge Record Detroit 6 Collins out at 1B (Det. challenge) 0-1 2:45 Overturned Opp Aoki safe at 1B (Det. request) 1-1 2:35 Overturned Opp /4 Chicago 7 Abreu safe at 1B (KC challenge) 7-4 2:54 Stands K.C /6 Chicago 6 Semien safe at 1B (KC challenge) 0-0 1:13 Overturned K.C Hosmer safe at 1B (Chicago challenge) 0-0 2:00 Stands Opp /7 Tampa Bay 8 Myers ruled out at 1B (Tampa Bay challenge) 4-0 1:05 Confirmed Opp /8 Tampa Bay 3 Escobar ruled safe at 2B (Tampa Bay challenge) 0-0 1:08 Confirmed Opp /9 Tampa Bay 2 Gordon ruled out at 3B on SB attempt (KC challenge) 0-0 2:10 Stands K.C. 1-2 Houston 9 Cain ruled safe at 1B (Houston challenge) 4-4 2:54 Overturned Opp. 3-3 Houston 2 Presley ruled safe at 1B (KC challenge) 2-0 1:25 Overturned K.C. 2-2 Cleveland 1 Hayes did not block the plate (Crew Chief challenge) 0-0 2:49 Stands -- Possible Outcomes - Confirmed, Stands or Overturned The Lineup Card Starts by Batting Order 1st: Aoki (10-10), Infante (1-1) 2nd: Giavotella (1-0), Hosmer (1-2), Infante (9-8), Valencia (0-1) 3rd: Butler (0-1), Hosmer (10-9), Perez (1-1) 4th: Butler (8-9), Gordon (0-1), Perez (3-1) 5th: Gordon (11-10), Infante (0-1) 6th: Butler (3-1), Perez (7-8), Moustakas (0-1), Valencia (1-1) 7th: Escobar (0-1), Moustakas (10-9), Maxwell (1-1) 8th: Cain (6-6), Dyson (0-1), Escobar (3-3), Maxwell (2-1) 9th: Dyson (3-3), Escobar (8-7), Hayes (0-1) Starts by Position P: Chen (2-2), Guthrie (3-1), Shields (2-3), Vargas (2-3), Ventura (2-2) C: Hayes (0-1), Perez (11-10) 1B: Hosmer (11-11) 2B: Giavotella (1-0), Infante (10-10), Valencia (0-1) 3B: Moustakas (10-10), Valencia (1-1) SS: Escobar (11-11) LF: Gordon (11-11) CF: Cain (6-6), Dyson (3-4), Maxwell (2-1) RF: Aoki (10-10), Maxwell (1-1) DH: Butler (11-11) Daily Update Score by Innings Total Royals Opponents Victory Margin Royals Opponents Lineup Production Batting Order - HR RBI 1st nd rd th th th th th th Kansas City By the Days Monday 1-2 Tuesday 2-1 Wednesday 2-2 Thursday 1-1 Friday 3-1 Saturday 2-1 Sunday 0-3 Multi-Run Innings for Royals # of runs # times last time 2 runs - 13 April Baltimore (7th inning, 3 hits) 3 runs - 6 April Cleveland (5th inning, 3 hits) 4 runs - 1 April Cleveland (4th inning, 5 hits) 5 runs - 2 April 19 vs. Minnesota (4th inning, 5 hits) 6 runs runs Lead after six innings: 10-1 Lead after seven innings: 10-0 Lead after eight innings: 10-0 Starter works more than 6.0 IP: 7-5 Score first: 7-2 Score more than three runs: 11-0 Hit home run: 5-2 Series opener: or more hits: 7-2 Royals Record When: Tied after six innings: 0-4 Tied after seven innings: 1-2 Tied after eight innings: 1-2 Starter works 6.0 IP: 2-2 Opponents score first: 4-9 Score three runs or less: 0-11 Do not homer: 6-9 Series finale: 2-5 Opponents 10 or more hits: 1-4 Trail after six innings: 1-6 Trail after seven innings: 0-9 Trail after eight innings: 0-9 Starter works less than 6.0 IP: 2-4 In the last turn at bat (KC/OPP): 2/4 Walkoff wins (KC/OPP): 0/2 Comeback wins (KC/OPP): 5/5 Errorless games by KC: 5-4