Alex Gordon finally broke his horrible streak of at-bats without a hit (which reached 16), and did it with nice timing. Gordon tied the game in the 8th inning to complete the Royals comeback.
Peter Moylan had a two pitch relief effort where he recorded one out and then was taken out of the game. Safe to say he will be rested for tomorrow’s matchup.
Brandon Moss finally got a hit in the seventh inning when he roped a double down the right field line that led to a Royals run. He can build on this to gain confidence in future games.
The Royals overcame a four run deficit after only scoring four runs the entire Cleveland series this past weekend.
Alcides Escobar dazzled his glove once again in the 9th inning when he ran to his right side and made a strong jump throw to Hosmer to nab the Rays leadoff man in a critical inning.
Moose has the most game-winning hits on the team, and five of his eight homers have given the Royals the lead.
The series will continue tomorrow night with the first pitch scheduled for 6:10 PM. Rays ace Chris Archer is slated to take the mound against Jason Hammel who is coming off an impressive performance. In Hammel’s last start against the Cleveland Indians, he went six innings and only allowed one run to earn his first Royals victory.
Hammel will look to add his second win tomorrow to ensure the Royals get the series win in St. Petersburg.