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Tampa Bay Beats Royals In Pitchers Duel

Associated Press - April 8, 2014 10:55 pm

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.

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) – James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Tuesday night.

Rays starter Chris Archer wriggled out of two bases loaded jams and went seven innings in an impressive pitchers’ duel between top young arms. Royals rookie Yordano Ventura dazzled in his 2014 debut, holding Tampa Bay to two hits in six shutout innings.

Loney’s grounder to right scored Wil Myers, who snapped an 0 for 15 slump when he reached on an infield single to start the ninth. Myers advanced on a two out wild pitch by Greg Holland (0-1).

Joel Peralta (1-1) got one out for the win and Grant Balfour worked the ninth for his second save.