All good things must come to an end for Royals

The KC Royals winning streak came to an end on Friday night in New York, as they lost in 11 innings to the Mets, 4-2. The Mets hit a two-run homerun in the first inning and two-run walk off homerun in the 11th.

Thumbs-down-231x300The Royals only collected six hits, two coming from pinch-hitters and the other from reliever and losing pitcher Luis Mendoza. Three of those hits came in the final three innings of the game.

The Royals scored both of their runs late and both on outs. Salvador Perez grounded out in the 8th inning to drive in one and Lorenzo Cain‘s sac fly in the ninth tied the game at 2-2 (after Miguel Tejada doubled as a pinch-hitter).

 

Wade Davis was solid over five innings, though he did allow eight hits. He struck out five. The bullpen until the 11th was GREAT. Kelvin Herrera walked one in his one inning of work. Louis Coleman was perfect once again over two innings, while striking out three. Aaron Crow got into some trouble in the ninth, but escaped (a leadoff double in the ninth by Ike Davis).

Mendoza was in trouble in the tenth, when he allowed a leadoff single to David Wright (who left with an injured hamstring) and walked Marlon Byrd. However, he induced an inning ending double play. After walking Omar Quintanilla with one out, Mendoza allowed a two out walk off to Eric Young, Jr.

 

The Royals look to start a new winning streak on Saturday, as Bruce Chen gets the start. Carlos Torres was supposed to start for the Mets, but was needed in extra innings (and picked up the win).

 

*Cleveland also saw their winning streak come to an end, but Detroit keeps on winning.

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