MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT BALTIMORE ORIOLES
09/09/2021
 
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT BALTIMORE ORIOLES
GAME ID: 2678 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH , 2021 - GAME LOG
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City Royals (89-52) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 6 11 1
Baltimore Orioles (59-81) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 12 0
Orioles Suffer 6-4 Setback
The Baltimore Orioles got a sterling performance from pitcher Gerrit Cole, but the Kansas City Royals still prevailed, 6-4. Cole threw 7.1 innings allowing 2 runs. Kansas City reliever Ryan Pressly picked up the win, raising his record to 6-3. Joe Kelly was tagged with the loss. The Royals lead the American League Central Division by 2 games.

Kansas City used the timely hitting of Mike Yastrzemski to seize the win. The right fielder stroked a 2-run single in the top of the ninth inning to put the Royals on top, 6-4. It was his only hit in 4 at-bats, but it was a game-changer.

"This was a good win for us," said Yastrzemski. "It's one more step toward our ultimate goal."
KANSAS CITY BATTING LINESCORE BALTIMORE BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
T. Story SS 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .237 21 62
B. Lowe 2B 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .257 23 74
M. Yastrzemski RF 4 0 1 2 1 1 0 .273 25 74
M. Chapman 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 4 .243 27 81
J. Realmuto C 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .270 15 54
R. Hoskins 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .214 12 50
C. Blackmon DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .277 7 23
C. Taylor CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .262 16 69
A. Benintendi LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 .253 6 29
Totals 36 6 11 6 4 10 13      
BATTING
Doubles: C. Blackmon 2 (9, 2nd Inning off G. Cole, 1 on, 2 outs; 7th Inning off G. Cole, 0 on, 1 out) R. Hoskins (14, 2nd Inning off G. Cole, 0 on, 2 outs)
Home Runs: M. Chapman (27, 8th Inning off P. Baez, 0 on, 2 outs)
Total Bases: M. Chapman 4 , A. Benintendi , M. Yastrzemski , C. Taylor , T. Story 2 , C. Blackmon 4 , B. Lowe 2 , R. Hoskins 2
2-out RBI: M. Chapman , A. Benintendi , M. Yastrzemski , C. Blackmon , B. Lowe
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: M. Chapman , A. Benintendi , C. Taylor , T. Story
GIDP: B. Lowe
Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING
SB: C. Taylor (17) , T. Story (33)

FIELDING
Errors: B. Lowe (15)
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
J. Crawford SS 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 .308 6 32
M. Betts RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .266 13 46
J. Bell 1B 4 1 0 0 1 2 2 .237 12 53
E. Jimenez LF 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 .248 19 61
M. Moustakas 3B 5 0 3 2 0 1 2 .196 20 71
W. Mathisen DH 5 0 0 0 0 4 6 .242 17 28
M. Taylor CF 4 0 2 0 1 1 1 .260 23 52
A. Garcia C 4 0 0 0 1 3 5 .203 10 32
E. Sosa 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .209 9 35
Totals 40 4 12 3 4 11 20      
BATTING
Doubles: E. Sosa (14, 8th Inning off D. Keuchel, 0 on, 2 outs) M. Moustakas 2 (20, 1st Inning off M. Boyd, 2 on, 1 out; 9th Inning off J. Hader, 1 on, 1 out)
Home Runs: J. Crawford (6, 1st Inning off M. Boyd, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: E. Jimenez 3 , J. Crawford 5 , E. Sosa 2 , M. Betts , M. Taylor 2 , M. Moustakas 5
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: , A. Garcia 2 , J. Crawford , E. Sosa , M. Betts , J. Bell , M. Taylor
Team LOB: 13

FIELDING
Double Plays: 2 (Sosa-Crawford-Bell, Jimenez-Garcia)
OF assists: 1 (Jimenez(Lowe at home))
KANSAS CITY PITCHING LINESCORE BALTIMORE PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
M. Boyd 4.0 7 3 3 2 4 1 96 3.68   
D. Keuchel 3.2 3 1 0 1 4 0 52 6.12   
R. Pressly W (6-3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2.90   
J. Hader SV (39) 1.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 30 2.18   
PITCHING
Game Score: M. Boyd 38
Batters Faced: M. Boyd 21, D. Keuchel 15, R. Pressly 2, J. Hader 6
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: M. Boyd 2-6, D. Keuchel 4-3, R. Pressly 0-1, J. Hader 0-0
Pitches - Strikes: M. Boyd 96-63, D. Keuchel 52-33, R. Pressly 6-4, J. Hader 30-19
Inherited Runners - Scored: R. Pressly 1-1
WP: M. Boyd
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
G. Cole 7.1 7 2 2 2 9 0 98 3.60   
P. Baez BS (3) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 1 12 4.53   
J. Kelly L (2-7), BS (4) 0.2 2 3 3 1 1 0 15 5.10   
R. Bleier 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 3.38   
PITCHING
Game Score: G. Cole 63
Batters Faced: G. Cole 29, P. Baez 4, J. Kelly 5, R. Bleier 2
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: G. Cole 6-5, P. Baez 1-1, J. Kelly 1-0, R. Bleier 0-1
Pitches - Strikes: G. Cole 98-61, P. Baez 12-6, J. Kelly 15-9, R. Bleier 8-5
Inherited Runners - Scored: R. Bleier 2-2
WP: G. Cole
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Gerrit Cole
Ballpark: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Weather: Partly Cloudy (71 degrees), wind blowing right to left at 8 mph
Start Time: 6:35 PM ET
Time: 3:44
Attendance: 20807
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