Six Run 8th Powers Royals Past Blue Jays
Associated Press - April 29, 2014 11:16 pm
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning a day after saying he was dealing with anxiety issues, and Toronto avoided a sweep by beating the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Sunday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Salvador Perez homered and drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 10-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night.
Perez’s two run double off Sergio Santos in the Royals’ six run eighth put the Royals ahead. Perez’s four RBIs matched his career high.
The Royals sent 10 men to the plate in the eighth, which also included Omar Infante driving in two runs, while Nori Aoki and Jarrod Dyson added RBI singles.
Perez, who has three consecutive multi hit games, homered in the seventh with Alex Gordon aboard to trim the Toronto lead to 5-4.
Aaron Crow (1-1), the third of four Royals pitchers, picked up the victory with a scoreless eighth inning and has not allowed an earned run and only five hits in nine innings this season.
Brett Cecil (0-2) took the loss, retiring only two of the five batters he faced.