The Royals got off to an early lead, pegging 3 runs on Aaron Laffey in the first inning and 4 runs on Jack Cassel in the second. Royals hitters had 5 XBH, including 3 HR (DeJesus, Jacobs, Shealy). The hitters also drew 6 walks against 7 strikeouts and managed 12 hits. John Buck had the lone error on an errant throw. The Royals pitchers gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on 10 hits. The pitchers struck out just 4, but walked none.
Hitter of the Game
The hitter of the game award could go to any number of players, but I'm going to David DeJesus today. David was 2-2 with a sacrifice fly. David scored 2 runs and had 4 RBI. Other notables: Shealy, Jacobs, Buck, Bloomquist.
Pitcher of the Game
The pitcher of the game award will to Kyle Davies, who pitched 3.2 solid innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned). Kyle gave up 4 hits and struck out 3, walking none. Davies also gave up a home run to Beau Mills in the 4th inning.
Zack Greinke gets the nod tomorrow when the Royals host the Milwaukee Brewers in Surprise at 3:05 central time. Robinson Tejada, Roman Colon, and Matt Wright are also scheduled to pitch tomorrow, while the Brew Crew will start Yovani Gallarado.
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