MLB Game Summary - Kansas City at Colorado|
(Wednesday, August 20)
Final Score: Colorado 5, Kansas City 2
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt McBride's first career grand slam
propelled the Colorado Rockies to a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in the
finale of a two-game set on Wednesday.
Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa (13-8) won his sixth straight start at Coors
Field after going eight strong innings and allowing two runs on five hits and
Kansas City starter Danny Duffy (8-11) surrendered five runs -- one earned --
on five hits and struck out six over seven innings to snap a three-start
The Royals as a team had their seven-game interleague winning streak snapped
as well as their three-game winning streak overall. They now lead Detroit by
one game in the AL Central.
Colorado trailed 2-1 heading into the home sixth and an error proved costly
for the Royals.
Duffy recorded the first two outs in the frame before Nolan Arenado reached
on a throwing error by Christian Colon. Corey Dickerson walked following a
single by Wilin Rosario to load the bases. Then McBride, who was recalled from
Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, stepped in and blasted the first pitch
he saw over the wall in left.
McBride underwent surgery on his neck midway through last season at Colorado
Springs and made his return in a big way.
"It was another guy with a great story," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said of
McBride. "To come back from neck surgery, back to the big leagues, he's hit
his way back. It's great for Matt."
Kansas City put two runners on in the seventh and eighth, but double-play
groundouts in both frames ended any chance of runs.
LaTroy Hawkins toed the rubber in the ninth and recorded his 19th save of the
Alex Gordon launched his 14th homer of the season to open the scoring in the
second and Erik Kratz gave the Royals their second run with a sacrifice fly in
the fourth. Rosario cut the deficit in half with a sacrifice fly of his own in
the home fourth.
De La Rosa has lasted at least six innings in 11 straight starts ... Rockies
first baseman Justin Morneau was held out of the lineup due to neck soreness
... The Rockies outhit KC, 6-5 ... Arenado hit his second triple of the season
... The Royals had won the last five times Duffy has taken the hill ... Game
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