Salvador Perez mashed a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 6th inning to break a 3-3 tie and propel the Royals to an 8-4 victory over the Yankees at Kauffman Stadium Satiurday night.
Perez’s blow was the highlight of a 12-hit, 3-walk Kansas City attack that featured 2 home runs, 1 triple, and 3 doubles and plated 8 tuns. Who are these guys?
On the Mound
Danny Duffy held the Yankees scoreless for 5 innings until allowing 3 runs in the 6th inning. Overall, Duffy went 5.2 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 walks, and 3 earned runs with 4 strikeouts. Duffy got a no decision.
Aaron Crow relieved Duffy to get the final out in the 6th, and pitched a clean 7th to earn his third win of the season (3-1).
Kelvin Herrera pitched a scoreless 8th, allowing 1 hit and notching 1 strikeout.
Mike Mariot mopped up in the 9th, allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run.
At the Plate
Salvador Perez had the big night at the plate for the Royals. Along with his home run (6), Perez also smacked a double and single. Overall, he went 3-4, with 3 RBI’s and 1 run scored.
Lorenzo Cain also had 3 hits, going 3-4 with a triple and two singles, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Eric Hosmer only went 1-5, but hit his second bomb of the year with a solo shot over the right field fence in the 8th. Let’s hope the homer can break Hosmer out of his May swoon.
Alex Gordon continued his solid play going 1-2 with a double, walk, 1 RBI and 1 run scored.
This and That
Alex Gordon made a nice running catch over his shoulder in left to retire Brett Gardner for the first out in the 6th inning. Gordon’s play likely saved a run before the Yankees bunched 3 hits and a walk to tie the game against Duffy at 3-3.
KC Kingdom Player of the Game
Salvador Perez is the easy choice with his 3-run shot that manager Ned Yost credited with firing up the team.
- Billy Butler – 2
- Lorenzo Cain – 3
- Johnny Giavotella
- Wade Davis
- Norichika Aoki
- Salvador Perez – 3
- Jeremy Guthrie – 5
- Jason Vargas – 5
- Alex Gordon – 8
- Bruce Chen
- James Shields – 5
- Yordano Ventura – 3
- Mike Moustakas
- Danny Duffy – 4
- Omar Infante – 2
- Mike Moustakas – 3
- Alcidese Escobar – 3
- Eric Hosmer – 6
- Michael Mariot
- Casey Coleman
- Danny Valencia
- Tim Collins
Yangervis Solaris was the big bat for the Yankees, going 2-3 with a double, single, 1 walk, 2 RBi’s and 1 run scored
David Phelps had a rough evening, giving up 10 hits—5 of which were for extra bases—2 walks, and 7 earned runs. Phelps (1-4) lost his fourth game of the season.
The Yankees and Royals continue their 4-game on Sunday. Kansas City will send ace James Shields (6-3, 3.68 ERA) to the mound against Hiroki Kurodo (4-3, 4.27 ERA) for the Yankees. Game time is 1:10 CST at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
|Brett Gardner LF||5||0||0||0||0||1||.277||.724|
|Derek Jeter SS||4||1||1||0||0||1||.258||.623|
|Jacoby Ellsbury CF||4||0||2||0||0||0||.288||.761|
|Mark Teixeira 1B||3||1||0||0||1||0||.240||.831|
|Carlos Beltran DH||4||1||1||1||0||1||.223||.682|
|Yangervis Solarte 3B||3||1||2||2||1||0||.294||.818|
|Alfonso Soriano RF||3||0||0||0||0||2||.229||.651|
|Ichiro Suzuki PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||.313||.726|
|Brian Roberts 2B||3||0||1||1||1||0||.237||.658|
|J.R. Murphy C||3||0||0||0||0||1||.296||.692|
|Brian McCann PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||.230||.660|
2B: C Beltran (11, off D Duffy); Y Solarte (13, off M Mariot).
TB: Y Solarte 3; C Beltran 2; J Ellsbury 2; D Jeter; B Roberts; I Suzuki.
RBI: Y Solarte 2 (28); B Roberts (13); C Beltran (16).
2-out RBI: Y Solarte 2; C Beltran.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
DP: 1. D Phelps-M Teixeira.
CS: B Roberts (3, 2nd base by D Duffy/S Perez).
|Nori Aoki RF||4||0||1||1||0||0||.258||.631|
|Jarrod Dyson PR-CF||0||0||0||0||1||0||.275||.646|
|Omar Infante 2B||5||0||0||0||0||1||.228||.609|
|Eric Hosmer 1B||5||1||1||1||0||1||.259||.659|
|Billy Butler DH||3||2||1||0||1||0||.252||.623|
|Alex Gordon LF||2||2||1||1||1||1||.291||.826|
|Salvador Perez C||4||1||3||3||0||0||.270||.749|
|Brett Hayes C||0||0||0||0||0||0||.086||.257|
|Lorenzo Cain CF-RF||4||2||3||1||0||1||.331||.807|
|Mike Moustakas 3B||4||0||1||0||0||1||.148||.515|
|Alcides Escobar SS||4||0||1||1||0||0||.276||.707|
2B: B Butler (12, off D Phelps); A Gordon (18, off D Phelps); S Perez (14, off D Phelps).
3B: L Cain (1, off D Phelps).
HR: S Perez (6, off D Phelps, 6th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); E Hosmer (2, off M Daley, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
HBP: A Gordon (4, by M Daley).
TB: S Perez 7; L Cain 5; E Hosmer 4; A Gordon 2; B Butler 2; N Aoki; A Escobar; M Moustakas.
RBI: S Perez 3 (20); A Gordon (34); A Escobar (21); L Cain (23); E Hosmer (26); N Aoki (14).
2-out RBI: N Aoki.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 7 for 15.
|David Phelps, L (1-4)||5.2||10||7||7||2||4||1||4.88||93||58|
|Aaron Crow, W (3-1)||1.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.70||14||9|
WP: D Duffy (3).
HBP: M Daley (1; A Gordon).