Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Lorenzo Cain knocked in a pair of runs and
provided the go-ahead RBI single in a five-run sixth inning, as the Kansas
City Royals rallied for a 9-8 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium.
Jeff Francoeur capped the big inning with a two-run single and Alex Gordon,
Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas each plated a run in Kansas City's second
straight win in this three-game set.
Elliot Johnson added a solo homer and Bruce Chen (2-0) picked up the win with
two shutout innings of relief. Greg Holland notched his seventh save with a
perfect ninth inning.
Tampa Bay couldn't hold onto an early five-run lead, receiving a shaky effort
out of starter Jeremy Hellickson before Jake McGee (0-2) was tagged for five
runs -- one earned -- during Kansas City's big sixth inning.
Luke Scott went 3-for-3 with a solo homer, two RBI and two runs scored, Matt
Joyce homered for the second straight day, James Loney drove in a pair and
Evan Longoria fell a home run short of the cycle, going 3-for-5 with a single,
double and a triple.
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