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Game Story

The hallmark of a good team, at least in Royals manager Ned Yost's opinion, is the ability to wedge open the smallest of openings that an opponent provides. His club sure did that against Cleveland on Wednesday. The Royals scored all their runs by tying a franchise record with four sacrifice flies...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cle 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 1
KC 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 X 4 11 1

Scoring Summary

Bottom 3rd: Kansas City
Jarrod DysonDFP
hit sacrifice fly to center,
Mike MoustakasDFP
scored
CLE 0 - KC 1
Omar InfanteDFP
hit sacrifice fly to shallow left,
Alcides EscobarDFP
scored,
Nori AokiDFP
to second advancing on throw,
Nori AokiDFP
to third on pitcher
Trevor BauerDFP
's fielding error
CLE 0 - KC 2
Bottom 4th: Kansas City
Alcides EscobarDFP
hit sacrifice fly to left,
Salvador PérezDFP
scored
CLE 0 - KC 3
Top 6th: Cleveland
Carlos SantanaDFP
singled to shallow right,
Michael BournDFP
scored,
Lonnie ChisenhallDFP
to third
CLE 1 - KC 3
Bottom 7th: Kansas City
Billy ButlerDFP
hit sacrifice fly to center,
Omar InfanteDFP
scored
CLE 1 - KC 4

Pitching Details

Batting

Cleveland

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Michael BournDFP
CF
4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284
Lonnie ChisenhallDFP
3B
3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .393
Michael BrantleyDFP
LF
4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .310
Jason KipnisDFP
2B
4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 .250
Carlos SantanaDFP
1B
4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5 .178
David MurphyDFP
RF
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 .284
Yan GomesDFP
C
4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .261
Jason GiambiDFP
DH
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .128
Mike AvilésDFP
SS
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .261
Totals 35 1 8 1 0 1 6 0 18
Batting
RBI - C Santana (22)
2-out RBI - C Santana
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Brantley 1, C Santana 1, D Murphy 3
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - T Bauer (1, field)

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Nori AokiDFP
RF
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .256
Omar InfanteDFP
2B
3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Eric HosmerDFP
1B
3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 .259
Billy ButlerDFP
DH
3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .254
Alex GordonDFP
LF
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .283
Salvador PérezDFP
C
4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .270
Mike MoustakasDFP
3B
4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .164
Alcides EscobarDFP
SS
3 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .287
Jarrod DysonDFP
CF
3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .286
Totals 31 4 11 4 0 1 3 2 8
Batting
2B - B Butler (13, T Bauer); S Perez (15, T Bauer); M Moustakas (10, T Bauer)
SF - O Infante, B Butler, A Escobar, J Dyson
RBI - O Infante (25), B Butler (24), A Escobar (22), J Dyson (5)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Aoki 1, B Butler 1, A Gordon 2, J Dyson 1
Team LOB - 8
Running
SB - E Hosmer (1, 2nd base off J Axford/Y Gomes), A Escobar (17, 2nd base off J Outman/Y Gomes)
Fielding
E - A Escobar (4, field)

Pitching

Cleveland

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Trevor BauerDFP
(L, 1-3)
5.1 7 3 3 1 1 0 1.32 4.24
Marc RzepczynskiDFP
0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.41 3.18
John AxfordDFP
1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.52 3.33
Josh OutmanDFP
1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.50 2.86

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Yordano VenturaDFP
(W, 4-5)
7.0 6 1 1 0 3 0 1.24 3.20
Wade DavisDFP
(HLD, 11)
1.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0.82 1.23
Greg HollandDFP
(SV, 19)
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.94 1.40
Pitching
Pitches-strikes - T Bauer 93-62; M Rzepczynski 9-5; J Axford 28-17; J Outman 23-17; Y Ventura 85-62; W Davis 29-18; G Holland 11-9
Ground balls-fly balls - T Bauer 7-9; M Rzepczynski 3-0; J Axford 2-2; J Outman 2-1; Y Ventura 15-4; W Davis 2-0; G Holland 0-2
Batters faced - T Bauer 24; M Rzepczynski 3; J Axford 5; J Outman 4; Y Ventura 27; W Davis 6; G Holland 3
Game Details
Game Time: 2:53.
Umpires: HP--Cory Blaser. 1B--Marvin Hudson. 2B--Brian O'Nora. 3B--Doug Eddings.
Weather: 73 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, In From Center.
Attendance: 19,938.