Kansas City Royals Sweep Double Header with 7-1 Win


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Unlike the first game of the double header, the nightcap provided little in the way of drama. Edinson Volquez and the Kansas City Royals bullpen held the Rays offense in check as the Royals again victimized the Rays bullpen in the 7-1 victory.

The Rays scored first, as John Jaso homered to right to lead off the third, giving the Rays a 1-0 lead. However, that would be the extent of their scoring, as Volquez worked around trouble to keep the Rays off the board from that point on.

Kansas City tied the game in the bottom of the fifth. Jarrod Dyson walked, and then promptly stole second. After a strikeout, Alex Gordon delivered a two out base hit to right center, plating Dyson to tie the game.

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The Kansas City Royals took command of the game one inning later. Brandon Gomes got two quick outs before the floodgates opened. With a runner on first, Cheslor Cuthbert singled and Omar Infante walked to load the bases. Alcides Escobar followed with a double to left, clearing the bases. A base hit to left by Gordon plated Escobar, giving the Royals a 5-1 lead that they would not relinquish.

Gordon continued his impressive night in the eighth inning, as his two run double capped the scoring for the night, giving the Royals a sweep of the double header with a 7-1 victory. Brandon Finnegan earned the win in relief, his second of the season, as he allowed one walk in his 1.1 innings of work.

Gordon had quite the impressive nightcap, as he was 4-5 with a double and four RBI batting out of the second spot in the lineup. Dyson was 1-2 with two walks, a stolen base and three runs scored in the Kansas City Royals victory.

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