Thursday, April 21, 2011
Royals Win Slugfest
Royals.......... 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 6 0 - 15 17 2
Astros.......... 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 - 10 15 0
I.Snell WIN(9-7), M.Wise SAVE(1st), V.Padilla LOSS(1-9)
HOME RUNS- M.Ordonez(16th), P.Burrell(3rd), M.Alou-2(16th), J.Hermida(12th), W.Pena(9th)
Pat Burrell left the yard and had 5 RBI as the smoking-hot Kansas City Royals
defeated the hapless Houston Astros by the score of 15 to 10 at US CellularField.
Burrell enjoyed a big day at the plate. He slapped a single which plated a run in the 1st inning, slapped a one-base hit which brought home a run in the 3rd inning and rifled a three-run blast in the 8th inning. Kansas City lit up the scoreboard in the 1st inning which saw them plate 5 runs on 6 hits and the 8th inning which saw them score 6 runs on 5 hits. Houston was not lacking for run support as they scored in 5 separate innings, yet victory eluded them as they seemed to forget that pitching is also needed to win ballgames.
The victory was credited to Ian Snell(9-7) who went 6 innings, allowing 8 runs. Matt Wise preserved the game for Snell, recording his 1st. Vicente Padilla(1-9) was tagged with the loss.
Moises Alou smacked 2 homeruns and had 6 RBI but it wasn't enough for Houston.