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OFFICIAL GAME NOTES

Kansas City Royals (77-69) @ Detroit Tigers (84-62)

Comerica Park - Friday, September 13, 2013 - 6:05 p.m. (CDT)

Game #147 - Road Game #72

Fox Sports Kansas City (HD) & KCSP Radio (610 Sports)

UPCOMING PITCHING PROBABLES

Saturday, September 14 @ Detroit Tigers: RHP Ervin Santana (8-9, 3.35) vs. RHP Doug Fister (12-8, 3.77), 6:05 p.m. (CDT), MLB Network & 610 Sports

Sunday, September 15 @ Detroit Tigers: RHP Jeremy Guthrie (14-10, 4.11) vs. RHP Max Scherzer (19-3, 3.01), 12:05 p.m. (CDT), TBS & 610 Sports

Monday, September 16 vs. Cleveland Indians: LHP Scott Kazmir (8-8, 4.24) vs. James Shields (11-9, 3.38), 7:10 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports

Tuesday, September 17 vs. Cleveland Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (9-5, 3.55) vs. LHP Danny Duffy (2-0, 1.85), 7:10 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports

Wednesday, September 18 vs. Cleveland Indians: RHP Danny Salazar (1-2+ tonight) vs. LHP Bruce Chen (7-2+ tonight), 7:10 p.m., FSKC (HD) & 610 Sports

Thursday, September 19: Off day at home

Every game can be heard in Kansas City on KCSP Radio (610 Sports) with Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart mikeside tonight, while Don Free mans the board as the

producer/engineer...tonight’s game is being televised on FOX Sports Kansas City with Ryan Lefebvre and Rex Hudler describing the action...the pre and postgame

show on FSKC, Royals Live, is hosted by Joel Goldberg.

2013

2012

Career

2013

2012

Career

Bruce Chen vs. Tigers

1-1

1-4

6-8

Major League Record

7-2 (2.79 ERA) 11-14

78-74

Justin Verlander vs. Royals

0-3

2-0

15-5

Major League Record

12-11 (3.64 ERA) 17-8

136-76

TONIGHT’S STARTING PITCHERS: LHP Bruce Chen (7-2, 2.79) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (12-11, 3.64)

TRIP OPENS WITH SERIES WIN IN CLEVELAND--The Royals ran their rubber game record to 9-6

with huge 6-2 triumph over the Indians on Wednesday to take the series and cut their deficit in the Wild Card

race to 2 1/2 games with 16 left on the docket...Kansas City wasted no time as Alex Gordon hammered Scott

Kazmir’s first pitch of the game for a home run, his club record 13th career leadoff blast, igniting a 3-run

first inning...the Tribe rebounded for a pair of runs off of starter James Shields in the home half of the first,

but “Juego G” then returned to his stingy self, allowing no more Cleveland hits from the second through the

eighth innings, before the Indians opened the ninth with a pair of singles...all that did was summon Greg

Holland from the bullpen and the KC closer fanned all three hitters he faced for his 42nd save of the year...

Emilio Bonifacio led the 11-hit attack with a 3-for-5 afternoon, scoring a pair of runs, while Eric Hosmer

and Lorenzo Cain each had a pair of knocks...the win was Kansas City’s 13th in the last 18 games to move

the club to a season-high tying 8 games over .500.

FURIOUS FINISH BY ROYALS--Kansas City takes the field tonight with the best record in the American

League since the All-Star break at 34-20, trailing only the red hot Los Angeles Dodgers among all 30 clubs,

with L.A. going 38-13...KC returned to action after the break with a 43-49 ledger, eight games removed

from the Tigers in the A.L. Central and 6 1/2 in back of Cleveland...after dropping a seventh straight game

on August 24 to bring the Royals back to .500 at 64-64, Kansas City was 11 1/2 games behind the Tigers

in the Central, 5 1/5 behind second place Clevealand and 10 1/2 games behind the then A.L. East leading

Tampa Bay Rays, who were 74-53...since a win over Washington at home on August 25, the Royals have

gone 13-5, matching Boston for the most wins in the American League, while the Rays have gone only 5-13

allowing Kansas City to shave 8 1/2 games off their deficit to Tampa Bay...the Royals have also gone 8-3 in

September, its best start to the final month since the World Championship year of 1985 whent that club started September 12-2 (9-2 after 11 games).

NOT A NIGHT FOR TRISKADEKAPHOBIANS--The Royals are looking to snap a 3-game slide on Friday the 13th, the last win taking place on August 13, 2010 at

home over the Yankees, 4-3...tonight is the 40th game for KC on Friday the 13th, going 16-23 to this point...the Royals have had 12 different players in their history defy

the superstition and wear the #13, with current starting catcher Salvador Perez donning that jersey now.

SHIELDS TOUGH IN CRUNCH TIME--As the saying goes, better get to the good ones early or else, which is exactly what happened on Wednesday in Cleveland, as

the Indians plated a pair of first inning runs off of KC ace James Shields, but the veteran hurler didn’t let it phase him as he pitched hitless ball for the next seven innings

before yielding a pair of ninth inning knocks...the American League leader in innings pitched (207.2) has eclipsed the 200-inning plateau for a seventh consecutive year,

while his win on Wednesday upped his 2013 road ledger to 9-3, while lowering his ERA away from KC to an American League best 2.12.

ROYALS GET TO TAKE A BREATH--Yesterday a welcome relief for the Royals, as it was their first day off since August 19 and brought to an end a stretch in which the

club played 44 games in 44 days...the August 19 day away was nulified with a split doubleheader just three days earlier here in Detroit...Kansas City was terrific during

the 44-game stretch posting a 26-18 record, matching Boston in the American League since July 30 when the 44-in-44 began.

Royals vs. Tigers

The Royals and Tigers battle less than a week after KC took two of three in “The K” last weekend...Kansas City has a 9-7 edge this season, including a 3-4 mark here in Motown...the Roy-als lead the all-time ledger by a slim 304-300 margin, with a 144-159 deficit in Detroit, specifically, 57-67 here in Comerica Park. Date Site Score WP LP Att. 4/24 @ Det L, 5-7 Scherzer Davis 30,347 4/25 @ Det W, 8-3 (10) Collins Coke 30,321 6/10 KC W, 3-2 Guthrie Fister (C) 17,653 6/11 KC L, 2-3 Scherzer Crow 16,493 6/12 KC W, 3-2 (10) Holland Coke 24,564 7/19 KC W, 1-0 Santana Sanchez 35,000 7/20 KC W, 6-5 Guthrie Verlander 30,116 7/21 KC L, 1-4 Fister Shields 20,513 8/15 @ Det L, 1-4 Sanchez Guthrie 37,872 8/16 @ Det W, 2-1 Duffy Verlander 38,714 @ Det W, 3-0 Shields Alvarez 40,870 8/17 @ Det L, 5-6 Benoit Crow 41,850 8/18 @ Det L, 3-6 Scherzer Chen 41,740 9/6 KC L, 2-16 Sanchez Shields 21,358 9/7 KC W, 4-3 Davis Verlander 20,402 9/8 KC W, 5-2 Chen Fister 16,774 9/13 @ Det 9/14 @ Det 9/15 @ Det

BRUCE CHEN takes the hill for his 12th start (31st appearance) of 2013, his 382nd big league outing (215th start)...he is facing Detroit for the second straight start

and 21st time overall...the 36-year pitched for the Braves, Phillies, Mets, Expos, Reds, Astros, Red Sox, Orioles and Rangers prior to joining KC in 2009.

SOLID IN WIN VS. THESE TIGERS--Bruce looks for an encore performance

tonight after defeating Detroit 5-2 last Sunday in Kauffman Stadium...after setting down

the first seven Tigers he faced, Bruce allowed an Alex Avila single and then a 2-run blast by

Jose Iglesias for the only damage on the board all afternoon...Chen scattered 3 hits from the

fourth through the seventh, with KC moving ahead on a big 3-run homer from Eric Hosmer

in the fifth...Bruce allowed the 2 runs, 5 hits and no walks while fanning 4 over 7.0 innings

in his eighth quality start of the year...according to Elias, he is the first MLB pitcher this year

to earn at least 4 wins as a starter and 3 or more in relief.

CHEN-SATIONAL VS. RIGHTIES--The lefty has been especially tough on

right-handers this season, holding them to a .215 average (53-for-246), the seventh-lowest among

qualifying pitchers in the American League...this has held true throughout his career as

righties have hit .256 against him, compared to a .279 average put up by left-handed batters.

AMONG BASEBALL’S PICKIEST--Bruce has nabbed a team-leading five baserunners with pickoffs this year, tying for the second most in the American League

behind Mark Buehrle’s six, and the sixth highest number in the Majors in 2013...Chen’s 44 picks as a big league hurler rank him fifth among all active pitcher, just two

behind Toronto’s Darren Oliver...Andy Pettitte leads all active hurlers with 103 pickoffs.

LIMITING THE FREEBIES OF LATE--Bruce has tossed 14.2 innings since last allowing a walk in the fourth frame of an August 29 start at Minnesota...he has yielded

just 14 walks in 66.1 IP as a starter, with 5 of those in an August 23 outing vs. the Nationals.

VS. DETROIT--Bruce is facing the Tigers for the 21st time (19th start), entering at 6-8 with a 5.23 ERA (61 ER in 105.0 IP)...Sunday’s win snapped a personal 3-game

slide for Bruce vs. the Tigers...he has pitched better at his home park than here at Comerica, as he’s 2-6 in Detroit with a 6.60 ERA in 10 games (8 starts).

CENTRAL SUCCESS--Chen has held A.L. Central clubs to a 2.63 ERA and a .219 average (39-for-178) on the year...he’s 22-14 over 56 appearances (45 starts) against

the division since the beginning of 2010, recording a 3.84 ERA (122 ER in 286.0 IP)...the 22 wins rank fourth among all pitchers over the span, trailing tonight’s mound

opponent, Justin Verlander (33), along with Tigers Max Scherzer (28) and Rick Porcello (25).

ON THE ROAD--Chen is making his 14th road appearance and sixth start of 2013, entering at 3-1 with a 2.41 ERA (10 ER in 37.1 IP)...his .203 opponents average

(27-for-133) is sixth-best among A.L. pitchers with at least 35.0 innings on the road...he earned his first road win

of 2013 in a starting role on August 29 at Minnesota and is 37-45 with a 4.75 ERA in his career away from home,

including 30-42 as a starter.

Bruce’s Last Win:

September 8, 2013 vs. Detroit (7.0 IP, 5-2 over Doug Fister)

Bruce’s Last Loss:

August 23, 2013 vs. Washington (3.2 IP, 11-10 to Tanner Roark)

Bruce’s Only Career Shutout:

October 1, 2010 vs. Tampa Bay (7-0 win over James Shields) - 1st shutout and 3rd career complete game

Bruce’s Last Complete Game (non-shutout):

April 14, 2011 vs. Seattle Mariners (5-1 win, 8.0 IP) - has 4 career complete games

Bruce’s Strikeout High:

9, 3 times: last on August 23, 2011 @ Toronto (win)

Chen vs. Tigers

Player AVG. AB H HR RBI

Alex Avila .200 10 2 0 0 Miguel Cabrera .405 37 15 5 11 Andy Dirks .300 20 6 0 1 Prince Fielder .263 19 5 1 3 Torii Hunter .227 22 5 1 2 Jose Iglesias .500 4 2 1 2 Omar Infante .211 19 4 0 1 Austin Jackson .297 37 11 1 4 Don Kelly .000 1 0 0 0 Victor Martinez .300 10 3 1 2 Brayan Pena .333 3 1 0 1 Ramon Santiago .273 11 3 0 1 Bruce as a starter - 2013 WHEN

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Pitching Notes

Disabled List (1)

Player D.L. Type Injury Dates on D.L. Eligible for reinstatement Games Missed Team Record

RHP-Felipe Paulino 60-day Recovery from Tommy John surgery February 12 eligible 146 77-69

2013 Pitching Lines

G

W-L

SV

SVO

ERA

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

OPP AVG

Starters

146

47-46

-

-

3.95

888.1

913

420

390

100

280

651

.267

Relievers

142

30-23

47

65

2.59

417.0

339

135

120

36

143

435

.223

Totals

146

77-69

47

65

3.52

1305.1

1252

555

510

136

423

1086

.253

Bullpen Totals:

1st Batter Efficiency: 269/381 (71%)

Saves/Save Opp: 47/65 (72%)

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 202/62 (31%)

Francisley Bueno (L)

1st Batter Efficiency: 3/3

Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%)

Last Save: None

Last Outing:

IP H R ER BB SO

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 2/0

2013 Strikeout High: 2 on 9/5 vs. Seattle

September 5 vs. Seattle

1.0 0 0 0 0 2

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Francisley last pitched 8 days ago vs. Seattle, working a scoreless seventh with 2 strikeouts.

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Bueno had his contract selected from Triple-A Omaha on September 1...he was with the big league club for two days in August, earning a relief win on August

9 vs. Boston, tossing 2.1 innings in a 9-6 triumph...with the Chasers, he appeared in 36 games, going 3-3 with a save and 2.66 ERA, fanning 56 in 67.2 innings.

Louis Coleman

1st Batter Efficiency: 15/22 Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%)

Last Save: May 11, 2011 @ NYY (1st)

Last Outing:

IP H R ER BB SO

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 15/6

2013 Strikeout High: 4 on 7/11 @ NYY

September 6 vs. Detroit

1.0 2 0 0 0 1

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Louis allowed a pair of singles to open the eighth last Friday vs. these Tigers but did not allow a run thanks to a 5-4-3 double play and a strikeout.

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Louis recorded an out in the 13th on September 5 vs. Seattle, then picked up his third win of the year as KC walked off on a Mike Moustakas home run.

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Coleman has been charged with just 1 run in 24.2 Major League innings this year...a homer by Washington’s Jayson Werth on August 23 snapped a stretch of

21.0 scoreless innings in the Majors this year and 26.0 scoreless innings dating back to 2012.

Tim Collins (L)

1st Batter Efficiency: 45/61 Saves/Save Opp: 0/5 (0%)

Last Save: None

Last Outing:

IP H R ER BB SO

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 36/6

2013 Strikeout High: 4 on 4/7 @ Philly

September 5 vs. Seattle

1.1 1 0 0 1 1

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Tim opened the 10th inning in a 6-6 game on September 5 vs. Seattle...he tossed a 1-2-3 inning, then allowed a single and a walk with 1 out in the 11th.

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Tim has a 1.08 ERA since the All-Star break (2 ER in 16.2 IP), with opponents scoring 4 unearned runs.

Aaron Crow

1st Batter Efficiency: 33/55 Saves/Save Opp: 1/4 (25%)

Last Save: April 8, 2013 vs. Min (3rd)

Last Outing:

IP H R ER BB SO

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 42/15

2013 Strikeout High: 2 (11x, last 8/28 @ Min) September 6 vs. Detroit

1.0 2 1 1 0 0

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Aaron last pitched a week ago vs. the Tigers, allowing a run on back-to-back doubles with 1 out.

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Aaron allowed a 2-run homer to Kendrys Morales in the ninth on September 4 vs. Seattle, taking his fifth loss of 2013 in a 6-4 final.

Wade Davis

1st Batter Efficiency: 2/3

Saves/Save Opp: 0/0%

Last Save: None

Last Outing:

IP H R ER BB SO

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 6/2

2013 Strikeout High: 8 (2x, last 7/5 vs. Oak)

September 9 @ Cleveland 1.0 1 0 0 0 1

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Wade tossed a scoreless eighth on Monday night at Cleveland, working around Jose Ramirez’s single by picking off the rookie.

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Davis faced Detroit on Saturday at home, inheriting a bases-loaded jam with 1 out in the fifth inning of a 1-1 game on...a walk to Miguel Cabrera forced in a

run, with Davis finishing the inning and tossing a scoreless sixth...KC went on to a 4-3 win, resulting in a win for Wade, his second on his birthday in as many years.

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Wade made 24 starts on the year, going 6-10 with 107 strikeouts over 125.1 innings...he was recalled on September 3 after a short stint at High-A Wilmington.

Kelvin Herrera

1st Batter Efficiency: 35/56 Saves/Save Opp: 2/3 (67%)

Last Save: April 10, 2013 vs. Min (5th) Last Outing:

IP H R ER BB SO

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 16/6

2013 Strikeout High: 3 (6x, last 9/5 vs. Sea)

September 10 @ Cleveland 0.1 3 2 2 0 1

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Kelvin allowed 3 hits in the seventh on Tuesday at Cleveland, including a 2-run double to Michael Bourn that narrowed KC’s lead to 5-3.

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Herrera is averaging 11.41 strikeouts per 9.0 innings, ninth in the A.L. among hurlers with at least 50.0 IP...he needs 6 strikeouts to match his total from 2012.

Luke Hochevar

1st Batter Efficiency: 42/51 Saves/Save Opp: 2/4 (50%)

Last Save: August 8, 2013 vs. Bos (2nd) Last Outing:

IP H R ER BB SO

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 27/6

2013 Strikeout High: 5 (3x, last 9/10 @ Cle)

September 10 @ Cleveland 1.2 0 0 0 0 5

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Luke was outstanding on Tuesday at Cleveland after inheriting Michael Bourn at second with a 5-3 lead in the seventh...he fanned Nick Swisher and Jason

Kipnis to end the threat, then struck out the side in the eighth...he became the first pitcher in Royals history to face at least 5 batters and strike them all out (Elias).

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Hoch has held right-handed hitters to a .132 batting average (14-for-106), fourth among MLB pitchers with at least 100 opponent at-bats.

Greg Holland

1st Batter Efficiency: 50/61 Saves/Save Opp: 42/45 (93%)

Last Save: Sep. 11 @ Cle (62nd career) Last Outing:

IP H R ER BB SO

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 6/1

2013 Strikeout High: 3 (11x, last 9/11 @ Cle) Sep. 11 @ Cleveland (Save) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3

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Greg struck out the side after inheriting runners at first and second with a 6-2 lead in the ninth on Wednesday at Cleveland...the save was his second in as many

days and 42nd of the year, which is third in the A.L. behind Baltimore’s Jim Johnson and New York’s Mariano Rivera, who have 43 apiece.

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Greg needs 3 saves to tie the single-season club record, set by Dan Quisenberry in 1983 and matched by Jeff Montgomery in 1993.

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Holland converted 31 saves in a row from May 30 to September 3, the second-longest streak in club history.

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The righty has held opponents to 2 runs over his last 30.0 innings...his 0.60 ERA since July 3 is third in MLB over the span (minimum 25.0 IP).

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Greg’s 93 strikeouts on the year are a career-high, topping his previous personal best of 91 in 2012...the club record for a reliever is 103 by Jim York in 1971.

Donnie Joseph (L)

1st Batter Efficiency: 4/5

Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%)

Last Save: None

Last Outing:

IP H R ER BB SO

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 3/0

2013 Strikeout High: 2 on 8/10 vs. Bos

September 5 vs. Seattle

1.0 1 0 0 0 0

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Donnie made a second straight appearance on September 5 vs. Seattle, inheriting a man at second with 2 away in the 12th...he retired Kendrys Morales to end

the inning, then faced 3 batters in the 13th, allowing a leadoff single.

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Joseph is in his third stint of the year with KC...he made 47 appearances with Triple-A Omaha, compiling a 3.95 ERA, 6 saves and 84 strikeouts over 54.2 IP.

Luis Mendoza

1st Batter Efficiency: 4/7

Saves/Save Opp: 0/0 (0%)

Last Save: June 21, 2008 @ Was (1st)

Last Outing:

IP H R ER BB SO

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 9/4

2013 Strikeout High: 7 on 4/6 @ Phi (Start)

September 6 vs. Detroit

3.1 8 5 5 3 1

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Luis entered with the bases loaded in the fourth last Friday and Detroit leading 7-1...all 3 inherited runners scored as Ramon Santiago walked to force in a run

and Austin Jackson followed with a 2-run single...Luis allowed a 3-run double to Omar Infante in the fifth and 2 more runs in the seventh.

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Mendoza has appeared in 22 games, including 15 starts, compiling a 2-6 mark and a 5.36 ERA over 94.0 innings (56 ER).

Will Smith (L)

1st Batter Efficiency: 10/13 Saves/Save Opp: 0/2 (0%)

Last Save: None

Last Outing:

IP H R ER BB SO

Inherited Runners/Runners Scored: 15/5

2013 Strikeout High: 8 on 9/2 vs. Seattle

September 7 vs. Detroit

0.1 2 1 1 0 1

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Will allowed 2 singles while fanning 1 in the seventh on Saturday vs. the Tigers...he was charged with a run after his exit as Detroit pulled to within 4-3.

= He is averaging 15.92 strikeouts per 9.0 innings since August 6, tops in the A.L (minimum 10.0 IP)...opponents are batting .111 over the span. (5-for-45).

= Smith’s 8 strikeouts on September 2 vs. Seattle marked the most by a KC reliever since Tom Gordon fanned 8 over 4.2 innings on July 9, 1993 vs. Detroit.

Tomorrow’s Starter - Ervin Santana

= Ervin will make his 30th start of 2013 in tomorrow’s game...he’s 8-9, ranking 10th in the A.L. with a 3.35 ERA over 184.0 innings...acquired from the

Angels last October 31, Santana is 104-89 over 265 career appearances (262 starts) since debuting in 2005.

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Santana lost a third straight decision in a 4-3 game on Monday at Cleveland...he held the Tribe to 4 hits over 7.0 innings, however, 3 of the 4 hits were solo

home runs as Asdrubal Cabrera, Yan Gomes and Carlos Santana went deep...Ervin fanned 7 and walked none, allowing 4 runs (3 earned).

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Ervin has pitched well against his new division, going 4-3 with a 2.20 ERA and a .185 opponents average...the ERA is second to Anibal Sanchez among

23 hurlers with at least 50.0 innings against the Central this year, while the opponent average is first, just ahead of Max Scherzer (.187).

= Ervin has had success against the Tigers, posting a 7-3 mark and a 3.26 ERA over 80.0 innings (29 ER)...he was dominant in KC’s first game after the

All-Star Break, holding Detroit scoreless on 2 hits and a walk over 7.1 innings in a 1-0 win at home on July 19...he’s 3-3 here at Comerica.

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Hitting Notes

Emilio Bonifacio Clev series: 3-for-13, 2 runs, 3B, BB

Last stand: 9-for-25 (.360), 6 runs, 2 RBI, 2 SB, sf, sac, 2 BB

Hit Streak:

1 g (3-5)

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Emilio snapped an 0-for-8 mini-slump, collecting 3 hits and scoring 2 runs Wednesday...he’s hitting .333 (14-for-42) in September with four multi-hit games...

he’s batting .307 (27-for-88) with a .361 OBP out of the No. 2 spot in the batting order...he is tied for ninth in the A.L. with 5 bunt hits and has 15 infield hits overall.

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Bonifacio has 14 steals since August 1 (13 with the Royals), which is tied for third-most in the Major Leagues...his 25 steals overall rank 12th in the A.L.

= He has played 6 different positions between KC and Toronto this year (2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF), making 64 starts at second, 27 in the outfield and 5 at third.

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He was traded to the Royals on August 14 for a player to be named or cash...younger brother, Jorge, plays for Northwest Arkansas (AA) in KC’s system.

Billy Butler

Clev series: 2-for-11, run, 2B, RBI, HBP, sf

Last stand: 12-for-28 (.429), run, 5 RBI, BB

Hit Streak:

0 g (0-4)

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Billy will play in his 1,000th game in a Royals uniform tonight, becoming the ninth player in franchise history to reach that mark...he was 0-for-4 Wednesday in

Cleveland and is 2 for his last 26 on the road...he’s still hitting .326 (14-for-43) this month...he’s 2 homers shy of Steve Balboni (119) for ninth on KC’s all-time list.

= Butler has enjoyed success against Justin Verlander and the Tigers...he’s a career .431 hitter (28-for-65) with 4 doubles, 2 homers and 10 RBI against the Tigers’

righty...his 28 hits are the most Verlander has given up to any one player, 5 ahead of the Twins’ Joe Mauer (23)...Billy is a career .331 hitter against Detroit.

= He’s sixth in the A.L., hitting .350 with RISP...he’s also fifth in the league with a career-high 72 walks, while his .378 OBP ranks eighth in the A.L.

= Billy’s 65 hits since the All-Star break are tied for fifth-most in the Major Leagues...he matched a career high with 5 hits against the Mariners on September 5, his

second 5-hit game of the season and third of his career...he also tied a franchise record with 7 RBI in a game at Philly on April 7, which included his first grand slam.

Lorenzo Cain

Clev series: 3-for-6, run, RBI, 2 SB, BB

Last stand: 0-for-6

Hit Streak:

2 g (3-6)

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Lo went 2-for-3 with an RBI and 2 steals Wednesday...it marked the first time he’s stolen 2 bases in a game in his career, while it was his first multi-hit game

since August 5 vs. Minnesota...he’s stolen a career high 14 bags this season...Cain was activated from the D.L. September 4, missing 25 games with a pulled oblique.

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Cain has 7 outfield assists which are tied for 14th in the A.L., and are one more than he had in his entire career prior to this season...he ranks second among

Major League outfielders with a .930 zone rating, behind only Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez (.938).

= He’s had some key hits for the Royals this year, tying the July 4 game with the Tribe with his first career grand slam, a game KC won 10-7...he also hit a

game-tying 2-run blast with 2 outs in the ninth against Detroit on June 12, with the Royals prevailing 3-2 in 10 innings.

Jamey Carroll

Clev series: 0-for-3

Last stand: 2-for-3, run, 2B

Hit Streak: 0 g (0-3)

= Jamey started at third Wednesday and went 0-for-3...he is one hit shy of reaching 1,000 hits for his career, sitting at 999...he was traded to the Royals from

Minnesota on August 11 for cash or a player to be named...he’s 2-for-6 this month with a double...he’s hit .339 (41-for-121) as a pinch hitter in his career.

= Carroll has played four different positions this season (2B, 3B, SS, P) this season, starting 35 games at third, 16 at second and 2 at short...he’s a career .306

hitter in the month of September...he was hitless in his first 16 at bats with KC, but is 3 for his last 15.

Pedro Ciriaco

Clev series: pinch ran

Last stand: 1-for-3, 2B, SB

Hit Streak: 1 g (1-2)

= Pedro was a pinch runner in the ninth inning Monday night...it was his third game since joining the Royals...he doubled in the ninth inning Friday for his first KC

hit and first in the Major Leagues since July 5 with the San Diego Padres...he’s hitting .312 (49-for-157) with 3 homers in the seventh or later in his career.

= KC is his third M.L. stop this year after spending time with both the Padres and Red Sox this year...Ciriaco was picked up off waivers from the Padres on July 16

and assigned to KC’s Triple-A affiliate, Omaha...he played in 43 games for the Storm Chasers, hitting .281 with 8 doubles and 15 runs scored.

Jarrod Dyson

Clev series: 3-for-7, 2B, CS, BB

Last stand: 5-for-17 (.294), 4 runs, 3B, 3 RBI, sf, 2 sac, SB, 2 BB

Hit Streak:

0 g (0-3)

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Jarrod went 0-for-1 Wednesday, coming on as a defensive replacement in the seventh inning...he’s hit .333 (11-for-33) in his last 10 road games, dating back

August 18 here...he ranks fifth in the American League with 7 bunt hits, while he has 13 infield hits overall...he’s hitting .292 vs. right-handed pitching this year.

= Dyson is tied for eighth in the A.L. with 30 stolen bases...he’s the first Royal with back-to-back 30-steal seasons since Carlos Beltran did it three-straight years

(2001-03)...his 18 thefts since the All-Star break are third-most in the Majors, behind only Eric Young (21) and Elvis Andrus (20).

= He matched a career-high with 3 hits against the A’s on July 6, driving in the winning run in the eighth with an infield single.

Alcides Escobar Clev series: 4-for-11, 2 runs, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Last stand: 4-for-23 (.174), 2 runs, RBI, 2 SB

Hit Streak: 6 g (7-19)

=

Esky extended his hitting streak to six games, going 1-for-4 Wednesday...he’s batting .368 (7-for-19) during the streak, which included his first home run in

467 at bats Tuesday in Cleveland...Tuesday also marked his first multi-RBI contest since August 7 vs. the Twins...he ranks seventh in the A.L. with 24 infield hits.

= Alcides is 18-for-18 in stolen bases this season, which are the most in the Majors without being caught...its also the most steals without being caught by a

Royal in one season...he’s swiped 25-straight, dating back to September 14 of last season, while he’s 93-for-113 (82%) in his career.

=

He recorded his first walk-off hit, an RBI double, to beat the Orioles on July 24...he’s turned 82 double plays, which rank fourth among A.L. shortstops.

Chris Getz

Clev series: 2 SB

Last stand: 0-for-1

Hit Streak: 0 g (0-2)

=

Getzy matched a career high with 2 stolen bases Tuesday night, entering the game as a pinch runner...it marked the 12th time he’s had multiple steals in a game

and the second time this year, also doing it against the Orioles on July 23...his 15 steals rank fifth among A.L. second basemen, with 11 coming since the break.

=

Chris, a native of Grosse Point, Mich., is a career .280 hitter (23-for-82) in his home state...he went 9-for-21 (.429) with 3 runs scored and an RBI in the

5-game series here in August...Getz missed 14 games in August with a left ankle sprain.

Johnny Giavotella Clev series: Did not play

Last stand: 0-for-3

Hit Streak: 0 g (0-5)

= Johnny hasn’t played since last Friday evening...he’s gone 0-for-3 since being recalled from Omaha on September 3...he spent 2 weeks with the Royals just

before the All-Star break this year, batting .206 with 4 RBI in 10 games...he recorded his sixth career 3-hit game on June 30, going 3-for-4 in Minnesota.

= Giavotella hit .286 with 24 doubles, 7 homers and 46 RBI in 100 games with the Storm Chasers this year...he has spent portions of the last 3 years with the

Royals, hitting .238 with 18 doubles, 3 homers and 43 RBI in 110 big league games...he’s a career .328 hitter (41-for-126) with 2 outs.

Alex Gordon

Clev series: 4-for-14, 5 runs, 2 HR, 3 RBI, SB, BB Last stand: 8-for-28 (.286), 3 runs, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, BB

Hit Streak: 7 g (11-31)

=

Alex blasted the first pitch into the right field bleachers Wednesday for his 13th career leadoff home run...his 13 leadoff roundtrippers are the most in Royals

history, 2 more than David DeJesus and Willie Wilson (11)...Gordo has hit in his last 7 games, going 11-for-31 (.355) with 3 homers and 6 RBI in that span.

= He’s turned things around since moving back into the leadoff spot on August 22...he’s batting .308 (28-for-91) with 6 homers and 19 runs scored in that time...

his 61 RBI as a leadoff hitter are tied for the Major League lead with St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter...he’s tied for eighth in the A.L. with 48 multi-hit games this season.

= Gordo’s 14 outfield assists lead the A.L. and are one off the Major League lead...his 51 assists over the last 3 seasons are the most in baseball.

=

Alex was named to his first All-Star Game after hitting .329 with a .486 slugging percentage over the first 2 months of the year...he had 3 walk-off hits and 2

grand slams in the first half of the year...he recorded a team-best 12-game hitting streak (April 3-16), and also hit in 10-straight (May 12-22).

=

His 121 doubles the last 3 years are tied for second in MLB, behind Robinson Cano (126)...his 207 career doubles are ninth on KC’s all-time list.

Brett Hayes

Clev series: Did not play

Last stand: 1-for-3, 2B

Hit Streak: 2 g (2-7)

= Brett hasn’t played since he went 1-for-3 with a double on September 5...3 of his 4 hits at the Major League level this season have been for 2 bases...he spent

a week with the Royals in August when Salvador Perez was forced to the concussion D.L...he’s 4-for-9 (.444) against right-handed pitching this season.

=

In 78 games with Omaha this year, Hayes hit .233 with 15 doubles, 17 home runs and 44 RBI...he was with the Marlins the last 4 seasons.

Eric Hosmer

Clev series: 5-for-13, 2 runs, 2 RBI, BB

Last stand: 9-for-24 (.375), 6 runs, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, SB, 5 BB

Hit Streak: 5 g (9-20)

=

Eric went 2-for-5 Wednesday, recording his A.L.-best 55th multi-hit game this season...he’s hitting .381 (16-for-42) with a homer and 9 RBI in September...

he ranks eighth in the A.L. with a .304 overall batting average, seventh in hits (170) and seventh in road batting average (.310).

=

Hosmer has worn out the Tigers, hitting .328 (19-for-58) with 3 homers and 10 RBI this year...that includes 9-for-24 (.375) with 2 doubles and 2 homers here.

= He turned his season around in June, batting .324 (123-for-380) with 59 RBI since June 1...his 123 hits since the start of June are the most in the Major

Leagues, while his 59 RBI are fifth in the A.L...he’s hit over .300 in each of the last 3 months after batting just .261 combined in April and May.

= Eric’s hits have come at clutch times this year...he has a league-best .366 batting average from the seventh inning on...he's recorded 27 RBI after the sixth this

year, which are tied for 10th in the A.L...he collected his first walk-off hit of the year, an RBI single in the 10th, to beat Detroit 3-2 on June 12.

George Kottaras Clev series: BB

Last stand: 1-for-6

Hit Streak:

0 g (0-5)

=

George drew a walk as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning Monday...it was his 24th walk of the year, which is tops in the Majors among players with 150 plate

appearances or fewer...his .355 OBP ranks fifth among A.L. catchers with at least 40 games played...he’s 2-for-7 (.286), drawing 4 walks as a pinch hitter this season.

= Kottaras has 9 extra bases (4 2B, 5 HR) in 91 ABs for a .379 slugging percentage...he homered in three-straight starts (June 23, July 4, July 7) earlier this year.

David Lough

Clev series: 1-for-4, run, 3B, sac

Last stand: 4-for-18 (.222), 2 runs, 3 2B, BB

Hit Streak: 3 g (3-11)

= David went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored Tuesday night...he has an extra-base hit (3 doubles, 1 triple) in each of his last 4 starts...his four triples on

the season rank second among A.L. rookies...he leads the league’s first-year players with 20 two-out RBI, while hitting .425 with RISP and two outs.

= Lough is hitting .312 (44-for-141) on the road this season...he’s tied for second among A.L. rookies in doubles (17) and fourth in slugging percentage (.407).

= He recorded his 7th outfield assist September 4, which ties him for second among the league’s rookie outfielders and tied for 14th overall in the A.L.

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This & That

STAFF MAINTAINS TOP ERA--The Royals continue to pace the American League in team ERA with a 3.52 mark, bettering Oakland in the #2 spot at 3.58...by allowing just

two earned runs over 8.0 innings on Wednesday in Cleveland, James Shields recorded his 24th “quality start” of the year, matching the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw for the most in the Majors...it was also Kansas City’s 86th of the season, the second most in the American League behind the 96 of these Detroit Tigers.

HOLLY AMONG ELITE GROUP--Closer Greg Holland upped his 2013 save total to 42 with Wednesday’s perfect ninth inning, the 11th time he’s recorded all three outs via

the strikeout, the fifth time without anyone reaching base...he now third in the A.L. with his 42 saves, trailing only Jim Johnson and Mariano Rivera for the league lead with 43...Holly the fourth different hurler in franchise history to reach at least 40 in a year and accomplishing it for the sixth time overall in team annals...he is tied with Joakim Soria (2008) for the fifth best single save season in franchise history and is only three rescues shy of matching the club record of 45 held by both Dan Quisenberry (1983) and Jeff Montgomery (1993)...Greg has now made good on 35 of his last 36 attempts dating back to May 30...since that date, Holly has five more saves than any other reliever in the Majors, with Craig Kimbrel next with 30, while the A.L. leader in that span is Jim Johnson with 27...a first-time All-Star in 2013, Holland has allowed just 4 earned runs since May 30, spanning 44.0 innings for a 0.82 ERA, while recording 67 strikeouts, a 13.7 strikeouts per 9-inning ratio in that span and limiting the opposition to a .146 average.

HOZ & SALVY EN FUEGO--Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez have quietly been two of baseball’s best in recent times for the Royals, with Hosmer lighting it up since mid-May

and Salvy doing his thing with RBI’s in the last three weeks...Hoz picked up his 55th multi-hit game on Wednesday to take over the American League lead in that department, just two multi-knock efforts shy of Matt Carpenter’s 57 that leads the N.L....after play concluded on May 18, Eric was hitting .244 on the year with 4 doubles, a home run and 11 RBI with a .313 slugging pct...since the next day on May 19 when he went 2-for-4 at Oakland, Hoz has batted .322 with the Major League leading 138 hits of which 26 are doubles and 15 home runs accounting for 64 RBI, while assembling a .492 slugging pct...as for Perez, since August 23, he has knocked in a big league best 20 runs while hitting .387 (24-for-62), the second best batting average in that span, while collecting 3 doubles, 6 homers, a .726 slugging pct. and 1.138 OPS.

MAGIC NUMBER ACHIEVED--The Royals made it past their own line of demarcation on Wednesday, plating six runs in the win at Cleveland to up their record to 58-12

when scoring at least four times in a game, including an 11-1 mark in the last 12...conversely, the club is just 19-57 when scoring three or fewer.

ROYAL THIEVES--Kansas City swiped three more bags on Wednesday and continues to lead the Majors with 139 stolen bases on the year, 15 more than the N.L. leading

Brewers and 17 ahead of A.L. runner-up Texas...the Royals are also second in the Majors in stolen base success with an 82.7 rate, trailing only Boston at 85.6, though KC has attempted 36 more thefts...Alcides Escobar is 18-for-18 in thefts, which has established a single-season consecutive steal record for the Royals, breaking the 16 straight by

Gary Thurman in 1989...the club record for consecutive steals over multiple seasons is held by Beltran with 33, while Escobar is currently 25-for-25 dating back to last year. PEN STILL TOPS CHARTS TOO--The bullpen continues to lead the American League with a 2.59 mark, trailing only Atlanta’s big league leading 2.29 mark...if the current

2.59 ERA holds up over this final month, it would be the second best A.L. pen since 1982, with only Oakland’s 2.35 relief ERA in 1990 ranking better...Kansas City’s relief corps also leads the American League in lowest opponents batting average with a .223 mark.

DIVISIONAL WORK--Kansas City is 4-2 in this stretch of 12 straight against foes from the A.L. Central...the Royals are now 38-28 in intra-division play, with Cleveland

and the Tigers the only opponent KC will face in this dozen game span...KC is currently 11-15 vs. the A.L. West with six still remaining (Seattle-3 and Texas-3)...Kansas City wrapped up play against the A.L. East with the Royals finishing 19-15 vs. that division...KC finished interleague work with a 9-11 record.

GORDO BIDDING FOR GOLD AGAIN--Alex Gordon once again leads the American League in outfield assists with 14...since making a position switch from third base to

leftfield on a full-time basis in 2011, two-time Rawlings Gold Glove winner Gordon has led all outfielders in the game in assists with 51, 14 more than any active outfielder and 20 more than any other leftfielder...Gordon led the A.L. with 20 in 2011 and finished second to then-teammate Jeff Francoeur’s 19 last year with 17 of his own...the Kansas City outfield as a unit has compiled 137 outfield assists since the start of the 2011 season, 35 more than any other Major League club in that span.

Hitting Notes (Cont.)

Mike Moustakas Clev series: 2-for-8, run, 2B, 3 RBI, BB

Last stand: 3-for-26 (.115), 2 runs, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Hit Streak:

2 g (2-5)

=

Moose collected an RBI single in his only at bat Wednesday after entering the game in the seventh...he recorded 3 RBI in the series, also collecting a 2-run double

Tuesday night...he hit his first career walk-off home run to beat Seattle, 7-6 in 13 innings on September 5....21 of his 39 RBI this season have come with 2 outs.

=

Mike hit .301 during the month of August, his highest batting average in a month since hitting .315 in April of 2012...despite just 5 hits in September, 3 of them

have been for extra-bases (2 doubles, 1 homer)...he has 22 RBI in the second half of the year after just 17 before the All-Star break.

Carlos Pena

Clev series: 0-for-1

Last stand: 0-for-2

Hit Streak: 0 g (0-12)

= Carlos came on in a pinch hitter in the ninth Monday and struck out...he has played in 4 games with the Royals, making 3 pinch hitting appearances...he had his

contract selected from Omaha (AAA) on September 3...he was signed by the KC on August 27 after being released by Houston July 31.

= Pena was hitting .209 with 8 homers and 25 RBI with the Astros...he played just five games with the Storm Chasers, but went 6-for-18 (.333) with 2 homers and

6 RBI, driving in 4 runs Monday, helping Omaha reach the postseason for the third-straight year...he’s 7-for-24 (.292) with a homer and 4 RBI vs. Justin Verlander.

Salvador Perez

Clev series: 4-for-13, RBI

Last stand: 7-for-17 (.412), 2 runs, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, sf

Hit Streak: 0 g (0-5)

= Salvy went 0-for-4 Wednesday afternoon...he’s still hitting .375 (12-for-32) with 7 RBI this month and is batting .349 (29-for-83) with 23 RBI since August 17...

he ranks fourth in the American League, batting .352 with runners in scoring position...he had 4 RBI in a game twice this season, most recently at Minnesota August 28.

= Among A.L. catchers, Perez is second in RBI (67), second in batting average (.285), third in hits (125) and tied for third in multi-hit games (33)...he hit a pair

of home runs at Target Field on August 28, becoming the first Royals catcher with a multi-homer game since Miguel Olivo did it in 2009.

= Perez has thrown out 20 baserunners trying to steal, one behind Baltimore’s Matt Wieters (21) for the A.L. lead...he extended his club record for pickoffs by a

catcher with the ninth of his career on April 20 at Boston...he led all MLB catchers last season with 5 pickoffs, which were a team record.

Bonifacio .298 47 14 0 4 Butler .333 60 20 1 6 Cain .222 36 8 1 4 Carroll .250 32 8 0 3 Ciriaco .500 2 1 0 0 Dyson .190 21 4 0 1 Escobar .211 57 12 0 4 Getz .250 36 9 0 2 Giavotella .000 1 0 0 0 Gordon .215 65 14 1 8 Hayes - - - - -Hosmer .328 58 19 3 10 Kottaras .111 9 1 0 1 Lough .222 36 8 1 1 Maxwell .429 7 3 0 0 Moustakas .238 42 10 1 1 Pena .250 28 7 1 2 Perez .265 49 13 2 11 .298 47 14 0 4 .331 444 147 9 68 .262 42 11 1 4 .236 148 35 1 17 .333 12 4 0 2 .221 68 15 0 2 .211 190 40 3 18 .250 152 38 0 7 .271 59 16 1 9 .239 356 85 13 41 - - - - .261 165 43 7 20 .227 22 5 0 3 .229 48 11 1 2 .429 7 3 0 0 .219 151 33 2 10 .254 134 34 7 26 .295 105 31 5 19

Player AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI

vs. Tigers (2013)

vs. Tigers (career)

.256 1039 266 6 61 .281 1838 517 57 265 .265 377 100 5 41 .264 1845 488 8 128 .256 215 55 0 10 .231 277 64 0 10 .261 1201 314 9 105 .241 702 169 2 55 .249 221 55 0 23 .259 1669 433 49 178 .234 184 43 4 14 .270 837 226 29 109 .203 360 73 15 50 .302 169 51 3 16 .225 378 85 18 51 .233 701 163 18 67 .228 2468 562 139 389 .290 465 135 15 60

On Road (career)

Royals vs. Tigers

2013

Career

Bueno - - - -Chen 1-1 0 5.84 2 12.1 13 8 Coleman 0-0 0 0.00 3 3.1 4 0 Collins 1-0 0 0.00 6 3.0 4 0 Crow 0-2 0 7.71 6 4.2 6 4 Davis 1-1 0 5.17 4 15.2 24 9 Duffy 1-0 0 1.74 2 10.1 3 2 Guthrie 2-1 0 5.12 3 19.1 29 11 Herrera 0-0 0 1.23 7 7.1 4 1 Hochevar 0-0 0 0.00 4 4.2 1 0 Holland 1-0 7 0.00 9 9.0 3 0 Joseph - - - -Mendoza 0-0 0 6.75 3 6.2 9 5 Santana 1-0 0 0.00 1 7.1 2 0 Shields 1-2 0 4.96 5 32.2 38 18 Smith 0-0 0 6.00 2 3.0 4 2

Pitcher W-L S ERA G IP H ER W-L S ERA G IP H ER 0-0 0 0.00 1 1.0 1 0 5-8 0 5.23 20 105.0 111 61 0-0 0 0.45 17 20.0 17 1 1-1 0 1.29 22 14.0 14 2 2-4 0 6.75 21 17.1 19 13 1-1 0 4.07 11 42.0 42 19 1-3 0 4.09 6 33.0 25 15 7-4 0 4.14 17 95.2 111 44 0-2 1 3.37 18 18.2 15 7 4-6 0 5.79 17 77.2 97 50 1-0 9 1.61 25 28.0 25 5 - - - 1-2 0 6.37 13 41.0 51 29 7-3 0 3.26 12 80.0 63 29 6-3 0 4.12 14 91.2 106 42 0-0 0 6.00 2 3.0 4 2

Starting Pitchers Breakdown

Total KC Avg. Runs Team Quality Pitcher GS Runs Per Start Record Starts

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2013 Royals Home Run Breakdown

vs. vs. @ on Runners On Outs Tied Gave Direction Team Last Home Run AB’s

Players Total LHP RHP Home Road 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 Game Lead LF LC CF RC RF Record Date Opp. Pitcher Since Bonifacio 3 - 3 1 2 2 1 - - 1 2 - - - 3 2-1 7/30/13 @ OAK D. Straily 138 Butler 14 5 9 6 8 12 - 1 1 7 3 4 1 6 4 3 4 1 2 11-3 8/27/13 @ MIN R. Pressly 59

Cain 4 - 4 3 1 1 2 - 1 2 - 2 1 - 2 1 1 - - 3-1 7/4/13 CLE U. Jimenez 98

Carroll - - - 9/3/12 @ CWS H. Santiago 279 Ciriaco 2 - 2 2 - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - 2 - - - - 1-1 6/20/13 LAD P. Moylan 49 Dyson 2 - 2 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - 2 1-1 6/23/13 CWS D. Axelrod 143 Escobar 4 1 3 1 3 4 - - - 1 3 - 1 1 4 - - - - 4-0 9/10/13 @ CLE Z. McAllister 6 Getz 1 - 1 - 1 1 - - - 1 - - 1 - - - 1 0-1 4/16/13 @ ATL K. Medlen 167 Giavotella 0 - - - 9/4/12 TEX R. Oswalt 101 Gordon 19 8 11 10 9 11 6 - 2 8 5 6 6 7 1 - 4 7 7 14-5 9/11/13 @ CLE S. Kazmir 3

Hayes - - - 9/21/11 ATL D. Lowe 131

Hosmer 16 5 11 9 7 7 7 2 - 5 6 5 3 6 - 4 6 3 3 11-2 9/8/13 DET D. Fister 14 Kottaras 5 - 5 3 2 5 - - - 3 1 1 2 - - - - 1 4 4-1 8/3/13 @ NYM J. Hefner 30 Lough 4 2 2 1 3 4 - - - 3 1 - 1 2 - - - 1 3 3-1 7/26/13 @ CWS J. Quintana 100 Maxwell 6 1 5 3 3 6 - - - 2 1 3 1 1 1 3 - 2 - 5-0 8/23/13 WSH G. Gonzalez 28 Moustakas 11 2 9 5 6 7 3 1 - 3 - 8 1 5 - - - 4 7 8-2 9/5/13 SEA C. Ruffin 19 Pena 8 3 5 4 4 5 1 2 - 2 4 2 1 3 2 - - 2 4 5-3 6/20/13 MIL M. Gonzalez 42 Perez 11 3 8 6 5 4 6 1 - 4 3 4 1 3 8 2 - - 1 7-3 9/7/13 DET J. Verlander 13

Pinch-Hit: Last: Justin Maxwell (8/3/13 @ New York Mets, 12th inning) Franchise total: 74

Grand Slam: Last: Lorenzo Cain (7/4/13 vs. Cleveland, 6th inning) - 4 in 2013, Franchise total: 113

Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Shane Mack (5/22/98 @ Texas, seventh inning)

2-Homer Game: Last: Salvador Perez (8/28/13 @ Minnesota), 2-run, 2-run - 4 in 2013

3-Homer Game: Last: Danny Tartabull (7/6/91 vs. Oakland)

Back-to-Back: Last: Lorenzo Cain, George Kottaras (7/4/13 vs. Cleveland, sixth inning) - twice in 2013

Back-to-Back-to-Back: Last: Tony Graffanino, Angel Berroa, Doug Mientkiewicz (5/25/06 vs. Detroit, first inning)

Three Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Melky Cabrera, Eric Hosmer and Brayan Pena (5/27/11 @ Texas, 14th inning)

Four Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Mike Sweeney, Jermaine Dye, Raul Ibanez and Carlos Beltran (6/29/01 @ Cleveland, fourth inning)

Leadoff Game: Last: Alex Gordon (9/11/13 @ Cleveland) - 4 in 2013 - (13th career for Gordon), Franchise total: 86

Inside-the-Park: Last: David DeJesus (4/23/10 vs. Minnesota) - Franchise total: 94

Both Sides of the Plate in One Game: Last: Wilson Betemit (6/10/10 @ Minnesota) - Franchise total: 6

Home Run by Pitcher: Last: Zack Greinke (6/10/05 @ Arizona)

Walk-off Home Run: Last: Mike Moustakas (9/5/13 vs. Seattle, 13th inning, Ruffin pitching) - Franchise total: 63 Opponent:

Pinch-Hit: Last: Raul Ibanez, Seattle (9/5/13 @ Kauffman Stadium, Greg Holland pitching, 9th inning)

Grand Slam: Last: Dayan Viciedo, Chicago (8/21/13 @ Kauffman Stadium, Jeremy Guthrie pitching, 4th inning)

Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: Last: Darryl Strawberry, New York (5/2/98 @ Kauffman Stadium, Scott Service pitching, 9th inning)

Back-to-Back: Last: Robinson Cano, Vernon Wells, New York (5/12/13 @ Kauffman Stadium, Ervin Santana pitching, 3rd inning)

Leadoff Game: Last: Brian Dozier, Minnesota (8/6/13 @ Kauffman Stadium, James Shields pitching)

Inside-the-Park: Last: Jason Kipnis, Cleveland (7/3/13 @ Kauffman Stadium, Jeremy Guthrie pitching, 6th inning)

Walk-off Home Run: Last: Ramon Santiago @ Detroit (8/30/11 @ Comerica Park, Aaron Crow pitching, 10th inning)

Three Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla, Atlanta (4/16/13 @ Turner Field, Kelvin Herrera pitching, 8th inning)

Four Home Runs, One Inning: Last: Alex Rios, Carlos Quentin, Andruw Jones, Dayan Viciedo, Chicago (7/11/10 @ U.S. Cellular, Anthony Lerew pitching, 3rd inning)

Three Home Runs, One Player: Last: Shin-soo Choo, Cleveland (9/17/10 @ Kauffman Stadium, Kyle Davies-1; Bryan Bullington-1; Greg Holland-1)

Both Sides of the Plate in One Game: Last: Ryan Doumit, Minnesota (7/22/12 @ Kauffman Stadium, Jeremy Guthrie and Tim Collins pitching)

2013 Single-Game Bests

Multi-Hit Games Multi-RBI Games RBI Hitting Streaks Hits

Players 2 3 4 5 6+ Total 2 3 4 5 6+ Total Tying Go-Ahead 2-out 5-10 11-15 16+ Current Long (3+) Infield Bunt

Bonifacio 17 3 1 - - 21 4 - - - - 4 1 2 10 1 - - 1 g 5 (2x) 15 5 Butler 33 8 - 2 - 43 7 3 - 1 1 12 8 18 26 9 - - 0 g 9 gm (6/23-7/3) 7 Cain 18 3 1 - - 22 9 1 1 - - 11 8 8 17 4 - - 2 g 9 gm (7/7-21) 11 Carroll 8 3 - - - 11 - - - 1 1 5 2 - - 0 g 5 gm (2x) 4 Ciriaco 3 3 - - - 6 - 1 - - - 1 - 2 1 1 - - 1 g 5 (6/17-21) 4 2 Dyson 10 1 - - - 11 2 1 - - - 3 1 3 10 3 - - 0 g 6 gm (2x) 13 7 Escobar 26 4 - - - 30 7 - - - - 7 6 12 10 7 - - 6 g 10 gm (8/4-14) 24 3 Getz 7 3 - - - 10 2 1 - - - 3 2 3 6 - - - 0 g 4 gm (3x) 9 4 Giavotella - 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - 1 1 - 1 - - - 0 g 4 gm (7/8-12) 3 Gordon 38 9 1 - - 48 14 2 2 - - 18 13 21 26 6 1 - 7 g 12 gm (4/3-16) 12 Hayes 1 - - - - 1 - - - 2 g - - Hosmer 44 9 2 - - 55 7 5 1 1 - 14 11 13 24 8 - - 5 g 9 gm (8/28-9/5) 15 Kottaras - - - 1 - - - - 1 2 2 4 - - - 0 g 4 gm (6/23-7/10) 1 Lough 16 4 2 - - 22 5 1 - - - 6 2 9 20 2 - - 3 g 6 gm (7/20-27) 8 4 Maxwell 10 1 - - - 11 3 1 - - - 4 1 6 9 2 - - 1 g 8 gm (4/3-12) 7 1 Moustakas 21 3 1 - - 25 6 1 1 - - 8 3 9 21 2 - - 2 g 6 gm (6/18-27) 3 Pena 8 2 - - - 10 3 2 - - - 5 3 5 8 3 - - 0 g 6 gm (2x) 5 2 Perez 25 7 1 - - 33 12 3 2 - - 17 7 14 26 7 1 - 0 g 11 gm (6/5-15) 4

-Errorless Streaks

Player Streak Last Error ROYALS 0 9/11/13 @ CLE Pitchers 0 9/11/13 @ CLE Bonifacio 12 8/30/13 @ TOR Butler 9 10/2/12 vs. DET Cain 30 7/5/13 vs. OAK Carroll 28 7/1/13 vs. NYY Ciriaco 5 7/1/13 @ MIA Dyson 24 8/12/13 vs. MIA Escobar 11 8/31/13 @ TOR Getz 0 9/3/13 vs. SEA

Player Streak Last Error Giavotella 21 9/15/12 vs. LAA Gordon 122 4/21/13 @ BOS (G2) Hayes 21 6/10/12 vs. TB Hosmer 2 9/8/13 @ CLE Kottaras 19 6/2/13 @ TEX Lough 14 8/18/13 @ DET Maxwell 14 8/12/13 vs. MIA Moustakas 7 9/4/13 vs. SEA Pena 64 9/12/12 @ BAL Perez 29 8/11/13 vs. BOS

Lineup Production

Batting Order - HR RBI 1st - 15 77 2nd - 11 62 3rd - 17 88 4th - 10 65 5th - 10 59 6th - 13 65 7th - 10 53 8th - 10 60 9th - 7 42

Kansas City By the Days

Monday

9-7

Tuesday

9-12

Wednesday

13-10

Thursday

12-5

Friday

9-12

Saturday

9-14

Sunday

16-9

Triple Play by the Royals:

June 11, 2006 vs. Tampa Bay (DeJesus-Elarton-Berroa-Teahen with Branyan batting, 2nd inning) Triple Play vs. Royals:

April 20, 2012 vs. Toronto at Kauffman Stadium, (6-3, Hosmer batting, 3rd inning)

Royal hit for the cycle:

George Brett, July 25, 1990 @ Toronto Opponent hit for the cycle:

Jeff DaVanon, Anaheim, August 25, 2004 at Angel Stadium

Royal Five-Hit Game:

Billy Butler, September 5, 2013 @ Seattle (5-for-5) Royal Six-Hit Game:

Joe Randa, Sept. 9, 2004 at Detroit-Game 1 (6-for-7) Royals Two Hits, One Inning:

Justin Maxwell, August 9, 2013 vs. Boston (6th) Royals Five-RBI Game:

Eric Hosmer, August 5, 2013 vs. Minnesota Royals Six-RBI Game:

Alberto Callaspo, April 18, 2010 @ Minnesota Royals Seven-RBI Game:

(12 times) - last: Billy Butler, April 7, 2013 @ PHI Royals Position Player Pitching:

Mitch Maier, April 15, 2012 vs. Cleveland Opponent Position Player Pitching:

A.L.: Jamey Carroll, Minnesota, August 5, 2013 at Kauffman Stadium; N.L.: D’Angelo Jimenez, San Diego, June 30, 2002 at Kauffman Stadium

Royals Pitcher Homered:

Zack Greinke, June 10, 2005 @ Arizona Royals Pitcher With a Hit:

Ervin Santana, August 4, 2013 @ New York Mets Royals Pitcher With a RBI:

Luis Mendoza, May 29, 2013 @ St. Louis Royals Three or more Steals, One Game:

Gregor Blanco, August 13, 2010 vs. New York Yankees (3)

The Last Time...

No-Hitter by the Royals:

Bret Saberhagen, August 26, 1991 vs. Chicago (Royals 7-0)

No-Hitter vs. Royals:

Jon Lester, May 19, 2008 @ Boston in Fenway Park (Red Sox 7-0) One-Hitter by the Royals (complete game):

Zack Greinke, August 30, 2009 at Seattle (Royals 3-0)

One-Hitter vs. Royals (complete game):

Scott Baker, Minnesota, August 31, 2007 (Game 2) at Metrodome (Twins 5-0)

Two-Hitter by the Royals (complete game): James Shields, April 13, 2013 vs. Toronto (Blue Jays 3-2)

Two-Hitter vs. Royals (complete game): Jeff Niemann, Tampa Bay, June 3, 2009 at Tropicana Field (Rays, 9-0)

Back-to-Back Complete Game Wins by the Royals: Brian Bannister and Zack Greinke, April 13-14, 2008 vs. Minnesota (5-1) and at Seattle (5-1)

Back-to-Back Shutouts by the Royals: Sept. 29-30, 1992 at California (2-0 and 4-0) Back-to-Back Shutouts vs. Royals:

May 22-23, 2009 @ St Louis (5-0 and 5-0) Three Straight Shutouts vs. Royals:

July 5-7, 2004 at Minnesota (9-0, 4-0, 12-0) 10+ Innings Pitched by a Royals starter:

Kevin Appier, July 23, 1992 at Cleveland (10.0) 10+ Strikeouts by a Royals starter:

Luke Hochevar, August 21, 2012 at Tampa Bay (10) Shutout by the Royals (Complete Game):

Jeremy Guthrie, August 5, 2013 vs. Minnesota (Royals 13-0)

Shutout by the Royals (Combined):

September 1, 2013 @ Toronto (5-0); Shields (7.0), Hochevar (1.0), Holland (1.0)

Opponent Three or more Steals, One Game:

Ben Revere, Minnesota, September 14, 2011 at KC (3 SB) Royals Steal of Home:

Jeff Francoeur, at Baltimore,

August 11, 2012 (6th inning) - on double steal Opponent Steal of Home:

Brett Lawrie, Toronto, April 22, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium (8th inning) - on double steal

Royals Suspended Game:

June 15-16, 2001 at Milwaukee, 4-2 (Power Outage) Royals Home Run in first ML at bat:

Jon Nunnally, April 29, 1995 vs. New York (Melido Perez pitching, 1st inning) Royals Home Run in 4 Consecutive Games:

Billy Butler, July 26-29, 2011 Royals 0-0 Game After 9 innings:

August 13, 2013 vs, Miami (lost 1-0 in 10) Royals Walk-Off Win:

September 5 vs. Seattle (7-6 in 13 inn.) - 6 times in 2013 Royals Bat Around:

September 5, 2013 vs. Seattle (5th inning, 3 runs) 16 times in 2013

--Three-game sweep by Royals at Kauffman Stadium: June 7-9, 2013 vs. Houston

Three-game sweep by Royals on the road: August 27-August 29, 2013 @ Minnesota Four-game sweep by Royals at Kauffman Stadium:

September 15-18, 2008 vs. Seattle Four-game sweep by Royals on the road:

May 7-10, 1999 @ Minnesota

Three-game sweep by opposition at Kauffman Stadium: August 20-22, 2013 vs. Chicago White Sox Three-game sweep by opposition on the road:

July 12-14, 2013 @ Cleveland

Four-game sweep by opposition at Kauffman Stadium: May 23-26, 2013 vs. Los Angeles

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2013 Transactions

Royals Ejections

Date Player/Coach Note

5/25 Chris Getz Arguing call from previous inning (1B - Foster) 5/26 Billy Butler Arguing from bench (HP - Foster)

6/11 Billy Butler Arguing from bench (HP - Baker) 8/31 Ned Yost Arguing during pitching change (HP - Little)

The Lineup Card

Date Player Transaction

2/12 INF/OF-Elliot Johnson Acquired as player to be named in December 9, 2012 trade with the Tampa Bay Rays

RHP-Felipe Paulino Placed on 60-Day D.L. (rehab from Tommy John surgery) 3/13 RHP-Guillermo Moscoso Requested Unconditional Release Waivers

3/15 RHP-Guillermo Moscoso Claimed on Waivers by Toronto

3/27 OF-Desmond Henry Acquired as player to be named in November 8, 2012 trade with Texas

3/29 C-Brett Hayes Assigned outright to Omaha and accepted assignment 3/31 LHP-Danny Duffy Placed on 15-day D.L. (rehab from Tommy John surgery)

INF-Miguel Tejada Contract selected from Omaha 4/21 LHP-Will Smith Recalled from Omaha

LHP-Will Smith Optioned to Omaha (postgame) 4/28 LHP-Will Smith Recalled from Omaha

LHP-Will Smith Optioned to Omaha (postgame)

5/17 OF-Jarrod Dyson Placed on 15-day D.L. (right ankle sprain-retro to May 16) OF-David Lough Recalled from Omaha

5/23 RHP-Kelvin Herrera Optioned to Omaha RHP-Louis Coleman Recalled from Omaha 5/25 C-Salvador Perez Placed on Bereavement List

C-Adam Moore Contract selected from Omaha

5/26 LHP-Danny Duffy Assigned to NW Arkansas on rehab assignment 6/4 OF-Quintin Berry Claimed off waivers from Detroit, optioned to Omaha

RHP-Louis Coleman Optioned to Omaha RHP-Kelvin Herrera Recalled from Omaha

LHP-Danny Duffy Transferred to 60-day D.L. (rehab from Tommy John surgery) C-Salvador Perez Reinstated from Bereavement and Restricted lists C-Adam Moore Optioned to Omaha

6/6 RHP-Nate Adcock Designated for assignment

LHP-Danny Duffy Rehab assignment transferred from NW Arkansas to Omaha OF-Jarrod Dyson Assigned to Omaha on rehab assignment

3B/OF-Edison Rincon Claimed off Waivers from San Diego, optioned to NW Arkansas

6/11 RHP-Felipe Paulino Assigned to NW Arkansas on rehab assignment 6/13 RHP-Nate Adcock Claimed on Waivers by Arizona

6/17 RHP-Felipe Paulino Returned from rehab assignment

6/22 OF-Jarrod Dyson Returned from rehab assignment, activated from 15-day D.L. INF-Chris Getz Optioned to Omaha

6/23 RHP-Maikel Cleto Claimed off Waivers from St. Louis, optioned to Omaha OF-Quintin Berry Designated for assignment

6/24 OF-Quintin Berry Assigned outright to Omaha, accepted the assignment LHP-Danny Duffy Returned from rehab assignment, reinstated from 60-day

D.L., and optioned to Omaha 6/25 RHP-Kelvin Herrera Optioned to Omaha

LHP-Will Smith Recalled from Omaha LHP-Francisley Bueno Designated for assignment 6/30 OF-Jeff Francoeur Designated for assignment

INF-Johnny Giavotella Recalled from Omaha

7/5 OF-Jeff Francoeur Requested unconditional release waivers

LHP-Francisley Bueno Assigned outright to Omaha, accepted the assignment 7/8 RHP-Louis Coleman Recalled from Omaha

LHP-Will Smith Optioned to Omaha 7/11 RHP-Wade Davis Placed on Paternity Leave

LHP-Donnie Joseph Recalled from Omaha 7/13 LHP-Donnie Joseph Optioned to Omaha

LHP-Everett Teaford Recalled from Omaha 7/14 RHP-Wade Davis Reinstated from Paternity Leave

RHP-J.C. Gutierrez Designated for assignment 7/16 INF-Pedro Ciriaco Claimed off waivers from San Diego 7/18 INF-Pedro Ciriaco Assigned outright to Omaha

LHP-Everett Teaford Optioned to Omaha

Date Player Transaction INF-Johnny Giavotella Optioned to Omaha 7/19 INF-Chris Getz Recalled from Omaha

RHP-Kelvin Herrera Recalled from Omaha

7/22 RHP-J.C. Gutierrez Claimed on Waivers by Los Angeles Angels 7/31 OF-Justin Maxwell Acquired in trade with Houston for RHP-Kyle Smith 8/1 INF-Chris Getz Placed on 15-day D.L.

8/4 C-Salvador Perez Placed on the 7-day concussion list RHP-Wade Davis Placed on the Family Emergency List C-Brett Hayes Contract selected from Omaha LHP-Will Smith Recalled from Omaha 8/7 LHP-Will Smith Optioned to Omaha

LHP-Danny Duffy Recalled from Omaha 8/8 LHP-Danny Duffy Optioned to Omaha

LHP-Francisley Bueno Contract selected from Omaha C-Adam Moore Requested unconditional waiver release 8/10 OF-Lorenzo Cain Placed on 15-day D.L.

LHP-Will Smith Recalled from Omaha LHP-Francisley Bueno Designated for Assignment LHP-Donnie Joseph Recalled from Omaha 8/11 INF-Miguel Tejada Placed on 15-day D.L. INF-Irving Falu Recalled from Omaha

RHP-Wade Davis Reinstated from Family Emergency List LHP-Donnie Joseph Optioned to Omaha

C-Salvador Perez Reinstated from 7-day Concussion List C-Brett Hayes Designated for Assignment

INF-Jamey Carroll Acquired in trade with Minnesota for Player to be Named Later or Cash Considerations

8/12 INF-Chris Getz Activated from 15-day D.L. INF-Irving Falu Optioned to Omaha LHP-Will Smith Optioned to Omaha

8/14 OF-Emilio Bonifacio Acquired in trade with Toronto for Player to be Named or Cash Considerations

INF-Miguel Tejada Transferred to 60-day D.L. 8/15 INF-Elliot Johnson Designated for Assignment 8/16 LHP-Danny Duffy Recalled from Omaha

C-Brett Hayes Accepted assignment to Omaha OF-Justin Maxwell Placed on Bereavement List LHP-Will Smith Recalled from Omaha LHP-Danny Duffy Optioned to Omaha (postgame) 8/19 INF-Elliot Johnson Requested unconditional release waivers 8/20 OF-Justin Maxwell Reinstated from Bereavement list

LHP-Will Smith Optioned to Omaha 8/21 INF-Elliot Johnson Claimed on Waivers by Atlanta 8/25 RHP-Luke Hochevar Placed on Paternity Leave

LHP-Will Smith Recalled from Omaha 8/28 RHP-Luke Hochevar Reinstated from Paternity List

LHP-Danny Duffy Recalled from Omaha RHP-Wade Davis Optioned to Wilmington RHP-Louis Coleman Optioned to Wilmington 9/1 C-Brett Hayes Contract selected from Omaha

LHP-Francisley Bueno Contract selected from Omaha 9/3 RHP-Louis Coleman Recalled from Wilmington

RHP-Wade Davis Recalled from Wilmington INF-Johnny Giavotella Recalled from Omaha LHP-Donnie Joseph Recalled from Omaha INF-Pedro Ciriaco Contract selected from Omaha INF-Carlos Pena Contract selected from Omaha OF-Edinson Rincon Designated for assignment LHP-Noel Arguelles Placed on 60-day D.L. 9/4 OF-Lorenzo Cain Reinstated from the 15-day D.L.

Starts by Batting Order (team record)

1st: Cain (4-4), Carroll (1-1), Dyson (2-1), Escobar (1-4), Getz (1-8), Gordon (60-44), Lough (8-7)

2nd: Bonifacio (12-6), Cain (1-2), Escobar (31-38), Getz (1-0), Hosmer (30-22), Johnson (1-0), Tejada (1-1)

3rd: Butler (35-25), Cain (1-3), Gordon (4-14), Hosmer (25-18), Lough (1-0), Perez (11-9)

4th: Butler (39-43), Gordon (9-8), Hosmer (10-7), Moustakas (4-3), Perez (15-8) 5th: Cain (22-20), Francoeur (1-0), Hosmer (6-15), Lough (6-2), Maxwell (3-4),

Moustakas (17-10), Perez (18-18), Tejada (4-0)

6th: Bonifacio (1-2), Cain (15-12), Escobar (0-3), Francoeur (2-3), Hosmer (4-3), Kottaras (1-0), Lough (11-6), Maxwell (5-3), Moustakas (25-23), Perez (7-8), Tejada (6-6) 7th: Bonifacio (1-4), Cain (4-5), Carroll (1-0), Escobar (7-2), Francoeur (15-14),

Getz (2-2), Giavotella (2-0), Johnson (4-2), Kottaras (5-3), Lough (11-13), Maxwell (2-1), Moustakas (14-15), Perez (1-4), Tejada (8-4)

8th: Cain (3-0), Carroll (1-1), Dyson (9-7), Escobar (16-6), Francoeur (4-9), Getz (11-6), Giavotella (3-5), Hayes (2-1), Johnson (6-11), Kottaras (8-7), Lough (3-1), Maxwell (1-0), Moore (1-2), Moustakas (0-2), Perez (8-5), Tejada (1-6) 9th: Carroll (1-2), Dyson (17-16), Escobar (18-15), Francoeur (0-1), Getz (19-12),

Giavotella (1-0), Johnson (10-10), Kottaras (0-4), Lough (3-3), Tejada (2-2), Pitchers (6-4)

Starts by Position (team record)

P: Chen (7-4), Davis (10-14), Duffy (5-0), Guthrie (18-12), Mendoza (5-10), Santana (14-15), Shields (18-13), Smith (0-1)

C: Hayes (2-1), Kottaras (14-14), Moore (1-2), Perez (60-52) 1B: Butler (5-3), Hosmer (72-65), Tejada (0-1)

2B: Bonifacio (9-6), Carroll (0-1), Getz (33-28), Giavotella (6-5), Johnson (16-20), Tejada (13-9)

3B: Bonifacio (3-2), Carroll (4-3), Moustakas (60-53), Johnson (1-2), Tejada (9-9)

SS: Escobar (74-68), Johnson (3-1) LF: Gordon (73-67), Lough (4-2)

CF: Bonifacio (2-4), Cain (44-38), Dyson (28-24), Lough (2-3), Maxwell (1-0) RF: Cain (6-7), Francoeur (22-27), Johnson (1-0), Hosmer (1-0), Lough (37-27),

Maxwell (10-8)

DH: Butler (70-64), Cain (0-1), Hosmer (1-0)

Daily Update

Score by Innings

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Total Royals 63 46 77 59 83 80 58 71 41 12 - 3 1 - - 594 Opponents 91 44 66 75 56 78 66 46 28 1 3 1 - - - 555

Victory Margin

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15+ Royals 27 13 10 10 7 3 2 - 3 1 - - 1 - -Opponents 23 15 15 4 3 1 5 1 1 - - - - 1

-Multi-Run Innings for Royals

# of runs # times last time

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