The Toronto Blue Jays scored six runs in the bottom of the 6th inning, as they beat the visiting KC Royals, 6-3. This was after the Royals led 3-0.
Outside of two innings, the game in Toronto was scoreless.
The Royals scored three runs off Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil in the top of the 3rd inning. Jeff Francoeur and Salvador Perez led off the inning with back-to-back singles. Jason Bourgeois tripled both of them in. Alex Gordon followed with a sac fly and that was all the scoring for the Royals.
Cecil retired nine in a row before Mike Moustakas doubled to lead off the 7th inning to chase him from the game. The Royals could do nothing against the Blue Jays bullpen.
The top four in the Royals order went 0-for-4. The bottom half went 6-for-17.
Now let’s talk about that six-run 4th inning for the Blue Jays. With one out and runners at the corners, Edwin Encarnacion singled in a run. After Royals starter Vin Mazzaro struck out Kelly Johnson, Yunel Escobar singled to load the bases for Rajai Davis, who singled in two runs.
That brought a coaching visit, that did not help, as Adam Lind homered to cap the scoring.
Yet, Mazzaro kept on pitching. He was eventually removed in the bottom of the 6th inning with one on and one out. Here’s his final line: 5.1IP, 13H, 6R, 0BB, 3K.
After giving up all those hits, I guess we can be thankful Mazzaro didn’t give up more runs.
The Royals and Blue Jays continue their series up in Toronto, with Luis Mendoza facing Carlos Villanueva on Wednesday.
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