KANSAS CITY, Missouri cheap Danny Duffy jersey returned from the minors to toss seven sharp innings, Matt Treanor delivered a go ahead two run single in the sixth and the light hitting Kansas City Royals jerseys hung on to beat the Chicago White Sox jerseys 4 2 on Tuesday night.
cheap Melky Cabrera jersey homered and cheap Alcides Escobar jersey drove in the other run for Kansas City, which came into the game batting .196 while scoring a measly eight runs during a recent three game skid. The anemic output in part prompted manager Ned Yost to call a closed door meeting a couple hours before the first pitch.
He hit the first batter he faced, walked the second and allowed both to score. But he settled down after that shaky start to out pitch Jake Peavy (4 4), mowing down a lineup that White cheap mlb jerseys china Sox jerseys manager Ozzie Guillen stacked with right handed hitters for the express purpose of facing the left handed rookie.
The 22 year old Duffy, who had been winless in his last four starts for the Royals jerseys, needed 64 pitches to get through the first three innings and just 30 total over the next four. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out six, matching the longest start of his blossoming major league career.
Duffy was sent to Triple A Omaha during the All Star break to pitch on regular rest. He returned to face Peavy, a former Cy Young winner, who was nearly as sharp while allowing three runs and seven hits over six innings in his most encouraging start since the middle of June.
The two time All Star had allowed 14 earned runs in 16 1 3 innings over his last three starts, two of them losses and one against Kansas City. Peavy has said he’s been slow to bounce back after surgery about a year ago to repair a torn muscle under his right shoulder, but his command seemed to return against a struggling Royals jerseys lineup that has failed to score more than four runs each of its last seven games.
Carlos Quentin and Alex Rios hit consecutive RBI singles in the first to stake Peavy to a 2 0 lead. His only blemish until the sixth inning came when Royals jerseys rookie cheap Eric Hosmer jersey singled in the second, Treanor hit a double and Escobar grounded out to drive home a run.
Peavy set the Royals jerseys down in order in the fourth and fifth before running into trouble.
Billy Butler singled with one out in the sixth and Jeff Francoeur doubled into the left field corner to put runners on second and third. After a visit to the mound, Peavy intentionally walked Hosmer to load the bases for Treanor, who came through with a single up the middle to give Kansas City a 3 2 lead.
Cabrera’s two out homer in the seventh gave the bullpen a bit of breathing room.
While the game turned into a defensive pitcher’s duel, it was a far from flawless performance. Both teams committed an error and there were numerous baserunning blunders.
The most laughable came in the third inning, when Kansas City’s cheap Alex Gordon jersey got caught between second base and third. He tried to retreat to second and nearly ran into Cabrera, who had been on first and was trying to advance. The White Sox jerseys finally tracked down Gordon for the rare 2 4 5 6 caught stealing.
Notes: The Royals jerseys sent LHP Everett Teaford to Triple A Omaha on Monday night to make room for Duffy. . White Sox jerseys 2B cheap Gordon Beckham jersey made just his second error in his last 100 games in the third inning. He also singled in the ninth to extend his hitting streak to a career best 10 games. . Royals jerseys 3B cheap Mike Moustakas jersey was 0 for 4, extending his hitless streak to 17 at bats.