KC Sacrifice Flies Its Way To Win Over Cleveland
Associated Press - June 12, 2014 3:43 am
Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major-league record and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Yordano Ventura dominated the Indians for seven stingy innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored all of their runs on sacrifice flies in a 4-1 victory over Cleveland Wednesday.
The four sacrifice flies tied a franchise record, and the Royals became only the second team to score four runs all on sacrifice flies since it became an official stat in 1954. The Expos did it in an 8-4, 14-inning loss to the Cubs on May 28, 1980, according to STATS.
Kansas City won its fourth in a row.
Ventura allowed six hits while striking out three without a walk to win back to back starts for the first time. Greg Holland worked a perfect ninth for his 19th save.
Jarrod Dyson, Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar hit sacrifice flies off Trevor Bauer. Billy Butler later added another.