The KC Royals ran into a hot Pittsburgh Pirates team and lost 4-2. The Pirates have won 10 of their last 13 games.
There was no scoring after the third inning. The Royals did not have a base runner after the 6th inning.
Erik Bedard allowed two runs in five hits over seven strong innings. Jason Grilli followed with a perfect 8th inning and Joel Hanrahan finished off the Royals for his 16th save.
Luke Hochevar wasn’t bad. He allowed four runs on nine hits and just one walk over six innings. It was a lot better of a showing then how he had been pitching.
*Eric Hosmer played right field and committed an error.
**Clint Robinson made his Major League debut in the 9th inning as a pinch-hitter. He struck out against Hanrahan.