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Kansas City Cooled by Cards

The Royals momentum was halted slightly this weekend as St. Louis managed to take 2 of 3 from the Royals at “The K”. Game 1 saw Kansas City keep their momentum, and resulted in the Royals’ 11 th win in their past 12 games. Kansas City Royals hats & merchandise Gil Meche (6-8) pitched brilliantly in this third straight quality start, allowing 1 ER in 7 solid innings. Alex Gordon, beginning to live up to his potential, had a 4 RBI night, while RBI leader Jose Guillen remained cool with an 0-3 night. Joel Pinero took the loss for the Cards, and fell to 2-4.

Saturday evening saw the Cardinals get back on the winning track with a 5-1 victory against the Royals. Rookie Mitchell Boggs was electric through 6 innings, gartering 6 strikeouts to up his early record to 3-0. Kyle Davies continued to struggle, allowing 5ER, and falling to 3-1 on the year. The Royals have won 4 out of 5 games on the year against the Cards, and hope to get back on track Sunday afternoon when Brian Bannister takes the hill.

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Saturday’s game at the “K” saw more offense than usual in a Royals/Cards game this year. Brian Bannister allowed 7 ER in 4.2 IP, and fell to 7-7 on the year. The Cardinals bullpen was the story this afternoon as they held the royals to 3 ER in 5.2 innings after Braden Looper was chased in the 4 th. Most encouraging for the Royals was Mark Grudzielanek’s 4-5 day with 2 doubles. The Cardinals won this series 2-1, but fell overall to the Royals in the season series 4-2. The Royals hope to start another winning streak with AL competition, starting Monday at Baltimore. Zack Greinke hopes to get the Royals started as he goes against Brian Burres in Baltimore in a 6:05pm start.

 

By Derek Mueller
Kansas City Royals Correspondent


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