47-43
5 - 4
42-52

Game Story

Salvador Perez gave the Royals a late lift Wednesday night heading into a key midseason series. Perez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning and Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 5-4 to take two of three from the Rays. The second-place Royals return home Thursday night to begin a four-game...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
KC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 11 0
TB 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 1

Scoring Summary

Top 1st: Kansas City
Eric HosmerDFP
homered to deep right
KC 1 - TB 0
Top 4th: Kansas City
Raúl IbañezDFP
grounded out to first,
Salvador PérezDFP
scored,
Omar InfanteDFP
to third,
Billy ButlerDFP
to second
KC 2 - TB 0
Bottom 4th: Tampa Bay
Kevin KiermaierDFP
homered to deep right,
Evan LongoriaDFP
,
James LoneyDFP
and
José MolinaDFP
scored
KC 2 - TB 4
Top 9th: Kansas City
Salvador PérezDFP
homered to deep left,
Jarrod DysonDFP
and
Eric HosmerDFP
scored
KC 5 - TB 4

Pitching Details

Batting

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Jarrod DysonDFP
CF
5 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 .294
Lorenzo CainDFP
RF
5 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .324
Eric HosmerDFP
1B
2 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 .260
Salvador PérezDFP
C
5 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 4 .284
Omar InfanteDFP
2B
4 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 .272
Billy ButlerDFP
DH
4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .272
Christian ColónDFP
PR-DH
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300
Raúl IbañezDFP
LF
5 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 .150
Alex GordonDFP
LF
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Danny ValenciaDFP
3B
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .281
Alcides EscobarDFP
SS
4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 .283
Totals 39 5 11 5 2 4 9 3 22
Batting
HR - E Hosmer (5, 1st inning off A Cobb 0 on, 2 Out), S Perez (11, 9th inning off K Yates 2 on, 1 Out)
RBI - E Hosmer (39), S Perez 3 (35), R Ibanez (23)
2-out RBI - E Hosmer
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Hosmer 1, S Perez 2, A Escobar 3
Team LOB - 11
Running
SB - J Dyson 2 (16, 2nd base off J Peralta/J Molina, 3rd base off J Peralta/J Molina), L Cain (12, 2nd base off A Cobb/J Molina)

Tampa Bay

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Desmond JenningsDFP
CF
4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .243
Ben ZobristDFP
SS
2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .266
Matt JoyceDFP
DH
3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .269
Logan ForsytheDFP
PH-DH
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .236
Evan LongoriaDFP
3B
4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .262
James LoneyDFP
1B
4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .277
Brandon GuyerDFP
LF
5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 .262
Seán RodríguezDFP
2B
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .237
José MolinaDFP
C
3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .187
Kevin KiermaierDFP
RF
4 1 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 .297
Totals 34 4 8 4 1 7 7 0 17
Batting
HR - K Kiermaier (8, 4th inning off Y Ventura 3 on, 2 Out)
RBI - K Kiermaier 4 (21)
2-out RBI - K Kiermaier 4
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - L Forsythe 4, B Guyer 1, J Molina 1
Team LOB - 11
Running
Picked Off - K Kiermaier (1st base, S Perez)
Fielding
E - B Zobrist (8, throw)

Pitching

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Yordano VenturaDFP
5.0 5 4 4 4 5 1 1.27 3.28
Kelvin HerreraDFP
0.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.30 2.19
Scott DownsDFP
1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.48 5.33
Aaron CrowDFP
(W, 4-1)
1.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1.06 2.39
Greg HollandDFP
(SV, 24)
1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.01 1.87

Tampa Bay

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Alex CobbDFP
6.2 6 2 2 2 7 1 1.25 4.14
Grant BalfourDFP
(HLD, 6)
0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.46 4.89
Jake McGeeDFP
(HLD, 11)
0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.89 1.56
Brad BoxbergerDFP
(HLD, 6)
0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.84 2.52
Joel PeraltaDFP
(HLD, 13)
0.1 1 2 2 1 1 0 1.24 4.26
Kirby YatesDFP
(L, 0-1)(BS, 1)
0.2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1.21 2.57
Pitching
HBP - S Rodriguez (by Y Ventura)
Pitches-strikes - Y Ventura 104-60; K Herrera 22-10; S Downs 15-11; A Crow 22-10; G Holland 13-9; A Cobb 98-63; G Balfour 7-3; J McGee 14-10; B Boxberger 10-7; J Peralta 13-6; K Yates 8-5
Ground balls-fly balls - Y Ventura 4-6; K Herrera 3-1; S Downs 1-3; A Crow 1-3; G Holland 1-0; A Cobb 16-1; G Balfour 0-1; J McGee 0-1; B Boxberger 1-1; J Peralta 0-0; K Yates 0-3
Batters faced - Y Ventura 24; K Herrera 5; S Downs 4; A Crow 6; G Holland 3; A Cobb 29; G Balfour 2; J McGee 3; B Boxberger 2; J Peralta 3; K Yates 4
Game Details
Game Time: 3:35.
Umpires: HP--Laz Diaz. 1B--Mark Carlson. 2B--Scott Barry. 3B--Jeff Nelson.
Weather: INDOORS
Wind: -1 mph, no wind direction.
Attendance: 12,150.