The Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 7-2. Jake Peavy started for the Giants and was ok and Yordano Ventura started for the Royals and was also ok, he was better than Peavy though. The Royals offense had one big inning which carried them. The Giants offense had nine hits but no player had more than one hit.
Peavy pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs. He walked two and struck out one. Jean Machi pitched and didn't record an out. He gave up a hit and a run, Javier Lopez pitched to one batter and retired him, Hunter Strickland didn't record an out and gave up two hits and two runs. Jeremy Affeldt pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Tim Lincecum pitched 1 2/3 innings and struck out two and Santiago Casilla pitched to one batter and struck him out.
Ventura pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and two runs with two strikeouts. Kelvin Herrera pitched 1 2/3 innings and picked up the win. He walked two and struck out one, Wade Davis pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Greg Holland pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out the sides.
Gregor Blanco had a hit and an RBI and drew a walk, Joe Panik had a hit and Buster Posey had a hit. Pablo Sandoval had a hit, Hunter Pence had a hit and Brandon Belt had a hit and an RBI. Michael Morse had a hit, Travis Ishikawa had a hit, Brandon Crawford had a hit and drew a walk and Sandoval and Belt each hit a double. Blanco hit a homerun and the Giants were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
Alcides Escobar had two hits and an RBI, Lorenzo Cain had two hits and Eric Hosmer drew two walks. Billy Butler had two hits and two RBI, Salvador Perez had a hit and two RBI and Omar Infante had two hits and two RBI. Mike Moustakas had a hit, Cain, Infante, Escobar and Perez each hit a double and Infante hit a homerun. The Royals were 5-9 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Escobar was caught stealing.
In the first Blanco led off the game with a solo homerun to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. The Royals tied the game in the bottom of the first. Butler hit an RBI single and Escobar hit an RBI double in the second to give the Royals a 2-1 lead. Belt hit an RBI double in the fourth to tie the game at two. In the sixth the Royals opened up the game with five runs to take a 7-2 lead and that would be the final score. Butler hit an RBI single, Perez hit a two run double and Infante hit a two run homerun. The series is now even at one game each as the series shifts to San Francisco for the next three games.