KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam, Marco Estrada pitched successfully into the 7th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Wednesday night time.
Jorge Lopez (Zero-2), who was once making his Royals debut after being obtained July 27 from Milwaukee as a part of the Mike Moustakas business, threw a 2-Zero fastball that Granderson drove over the Royals’ right-field bullpen gate with two outs within the fourth inning.
It was once Granderson’s 10th occupation grand slam and his 2nd this yr, each towards the Royals. The first was once April 18 in Toronto. He has 19 house runs and 50 RBIs in 106 video games towards Kansas City.
Royals pitchers have yielded a significant league-leading 10 grand slams.
Kevin Pillar singled house Teoscar Hernandez with the primary run of the fourth and contributed an RBI unmarried in the second one for the Blue Jays, who’ve gained 3 of 4.
Lopez was once got rid of after four 2/three innings, permitting six runs on 8 hits, two walks and a success batter.
Estrada (6-Nine) gave up 4 runs on six hits over 6 2/three innings to select up his first occupation victory at Kauffman Stadium.
Salvador Perez homered two times within the loss, his 5th occupation multi-homer sport.
Perez attached within the first with Whit Merrifield aboard and led off the fourth along with his 21st house run. Perez has hit no less than 20 homers in 4 consecutive seasons, becoming a member of .John Mayberry, Steve Balboni, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney a number of the Royals to achieve this feat.
Brett Phillips tripled within the 7th and scored on Alcides Escobar’s two-out unmarried for the opposite run off Estrada.
Ken Giles allowed a pinch-hit homer to Ryan O’Hearn however nonetheless earned his 15th save in as many probabilities and his 3rd with the Blue Jays.
Rain not on time the beginning of the sport by means of 15 mins.
HE’S THAT FAST
Adalberto Mondesi stole 3 bases, together with one when he was once picked off first base, on Tuesday. Royals supervisor Ned Yost when put next Mondesi’s acceleration to former Kansas City speedsters Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore. “It’s up there,” Yost mentioned. “It’s very easy, quick, hard speed. It’s just, boom, he’s gone. It’s like the Road Runner. You expect a little pillow of dust following him. He’s that fast.”
Blue Jays: LHP Tim Mayza was once recalled from Triple-A Buffalo. LHP Thomas Pannone was once optioned to the Bisons.
Royals: RHP Blaine Boyer, who yielded a two-run 8th inning homer on Tuesday in a 6-5 loss to Toronto, was once launched. Boyer had a 12.05 ERA in 21 reduction appearances. … The Royals despatched Gore to the Cubs for money concerns. In portions of 4 seasons with Kansas City, Gore was once basically used as a pinch runner, stealing 21 of 25 bases and scoring 24 runs, however went Zero-for-11 in 49 video games.
Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (bruised appropriate index finger) made a rehab get started for Class-A Dunedin within the Class A Florida State League, going three 2/three innings and permitting one run on two hits, whilst strolling 4 and putting out 3. He threw 35 moves in 74 pitches.
Royals: OF Brian Goodwin (left groin pressure) will start a rehab task Thursday with Triple-A Omaha.
Blue Jays: RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-Five, four.86 ERA), who was once with the Royals ultimate September and traded to Toronto in spring coaching, will get started the collection finale.
Royals: RHP Glenn Sparkman (Zero-1, Five.06) will make his first occupation get started after 8 reduction appearances.
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