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Royals Report: KC Finally Knocks Off Cards In 12

Jun 29, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales (25) catches a fly ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter (not pictured) during the third inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 29, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales (25) catches a fly ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter (not pictured) during the third inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 29, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) is seen during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 29, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) is seen during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports /

2) Cardinals Tried To Give The Game Away

The Cardinals committed three errors in the game, and each of the Kansas City Royals three scores were aided by St. Louis miscues in the field.

In the eighth inning, third baseman Jhonny Peralta allowed Whit Merrifield’s grounder to skid untouched under his glove to load the bases with one out. Though the play was not ruled an error, Peralta missed an opportunity to get his team a much-needed out.

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Peralta’s muff proved costly when Alcides Escobar hit a sacrifice fly to score Christian Colon from third, on a ball that would have ended the inning had he made the play on Merrifield.

In the 10th, the Cardinals committed two errors that allowed the KC Royals to take a 2-1 lead. First, reliever Seung Hwan Oh walked Cheslor Cuthbert to open the inning. After Brett Eibner struck out, Oh threw a wild pickoff attempt past first base, allowing Cuthbert to advance to third base. St. Louis then intentionally walked Jarrod Dyson to create a possible double play, but Matt Carpenter booted Merrifield’s tailor-made ground ball to allow Cuthbert to score.

Finally, reliever Seth Maness allowed Whit Merrifield to advance to third with one out in the 12th on a wild pitch. While Escobar doubled in the run, the wild pitch set up a possible sacrifice fly that compromised they way he pitched to Esky. That mistake helped the Royals take the game 3-2.

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