MLB Game Summary - Colorado at Kansas City|
(Tuesday, May 13th)
Final Score: Kansas City 5, Colorado 1
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Lorenzo Cain stroked a two-run homer as
the Kansas City Royals defeated the Colorado Rockies, 5-1, on Tuesday at
Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and Alcides Escobar drove in two
runs for the Royals, who have won three of their last four.
James Shields (5-3) surrendered just one run five hits with eight strikeouts
and no walks across seven strong frames.
"I thought he was phenomenal," Royals manager Ned Yost said of Shields. "He
had everything going today."
Nolan Arenado had two hits and Justin Morneau drove in Colorado's lone run.
Franklin Morales (3-3) gave up four runs on eight hits with four walks as the
Rockies lost their fourth game in their last five.
"(Morales) was working behind most of the night," Rockies manager Walt Weiss
said. "You get in bad counts and it's tough to be successful."
Kansas City took an early lead in the second. Johnny Giavotella singled with
two outs and Cain walked before Escobar brought Giavotella home with a line-
drive single to left.
The Rockies tied the game in the fourth. Troy Tulowitzki and Arenado both
singled before Morneau brought Tulowitzki around with a two-out single to
Cain gave the Royals the lead back in the home half. Danny Valencia singled to
center and two batters later, Cain crushed a fastball over the left-field wall
for a 3-1 lead.
Perez tacked on another run to the Royals' lead in the fifth after he stroked
a solo shot to left.
Valencia was walked by Nick Masset to lead off the bottom of the eighth and
Pedro Ciriaco came in to pinch-run. He moved up to second on Giavotella's
ground out and took third on a wild pitch. After Cain walked, Escobar grounded
into a force out that scored Ciriaco to make it a 5-1 game.
This was the first matchup since 2011 between the two teams and first in
Kansas City since 2010 ... Shields passed the 1,500 career strikeout mark with
eight strikeouts ... The Royals are now 5-2 all-time against the Rockies at
Kauffman Stadium ... Kansas City placed infielder Omar Infante on the 15-day
disabled list prior to the game.
05/14 01:34:27 ET