Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Hit Parade and Greinke The Great

The Royals pounded out 15 hits in an 11-3 win over the Blue Jays Wednesday night at The K. Zack Greinke The Great, pitched 7 innings giving up his first 2 earned runs of the season while scattering 5 hits to go 5-0 for the season. His season ERA is at 0.50.

The bats came alive led by Billy Butler going 4-5 with 2 homers, scoring 4 runs and batting in 4. Mark Teahen also belted a 2 run home run. Mike Jacobs went 2 for 4 with 2 walks, a run scored and an rbi. Coco Crisp went 2 for 5 scoring 1 run. Willie Bloomquist went 2 for 4 and scored 2 runs.

The win puts the Royals in a 3 way tie for first place in the AL Central with Chicago and Detroit. A win today will clinch first place for the Royals in April with a 1/2 game lead.


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