KC Royals Take 3-2 Victory as Edinson Volquez Dominates


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Throughout his career, John Danks has been a thorn in the side of the KC Royals. Fortunately, they were able to send Edinson Volquez to the mound, who outdueled the Royals nemesis in the 3-2 victory.

The first four innings, predictably, were a pitcher’s duel as neither side was able to get much going on offense. Kansas City changed that in the bottom of the fifth, as Mike Moustakas drew a one out walk and scored on the much maligned Alex Rios‘ two out double to give the Royals a lead. Rios advanced to third on the throw home, and a walk put runners on the corner. However, Danks, as he is prone to do when these two teams match up, escaped without further damage.

Chicago came right back in the top of the sixth. Trayce Thompson led off the inning with an infield single, and after a quick out, Jose Abreu doubled to deep right center to tie the game.

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This time, the Royals fought back, not allowing Danks to work his typical magic against the Kansas City offense. Ben Zobrist led off the inning with a base hit, and scored on Lorenzo Cain‘s double to left. Eric Hosmer followed with a base hit to left center, plating Cain and giving the Royals a 3-1 lead.

That would be more than enough for Volquez, who allowed only that one run on four hits and two walks, striking out three. The White Sox did make the game interesting in the top of the ninth, as Adam LaRoche hit a solo home run with one out to cut the lead to 3-2, but Greg Holland was able to avoid further damage, preserving the KC Royals victory.

Cain was 2-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in the victory.

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