MLB Game Summary - St. Louis at Kansas City|
(Monday, May 27th)
Final Score: St. Louis 6, Kansas City 3
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Yadier Molina finished with two hits,
including a two-run homer, and drove in a season-high four runs as St. Louis
emerged with a 6-3 decision over Kansas City in the opener of a two-game
Allen Craig added three hits and knocked in a run, with Matt Carpenter
contributing an RBI double for the Cardinals, winners in six of their last
"We're playing good right now. We've got some good offense," Molina said.
"Right now we're seeing the ball pretty good and finding some holes. We're
showing the people that we've got a pretty good team."
Adam Wainwright (7-3) lasted eight innings, giving up 12 hits and three runs,
fanning five without a walk. Edward Mujica then tossed a scoreless ninth to
earn his 15th save.
Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer each plated a run, while David Lough added four
hits and scored once for the Royals, whose season-long losing skid reached six
"They don't call him the best in the business for nothing. I was just trying
to get into big counts and help my team win," Lough said of his season-best
performance, including three of his four hits against Wainwright.
James Shields (2-6) surrendered nine hits and six runs over six full frames,
walking five with four strikeouts. The right-hander has dropped each of his
last four starts.
In the fourth, Pete Kozma singled with one down, then Daniel Descalso and
Carpenter walked ahead of a Molina sac fly which made it 5-3 for the Cards.
That lead was extended two innings later as Descalso beat out a grounder to
second and then narrowly avoided a tag at the plate while coming in on
St. Louis failed to add to its advantage in the seventh when Kozma grounded
out with runners on first and second, then came up empty in the next frame
when Craig flied out with runners on the corners.
Wainwright remained in control, giving up hits in the sixth and eighth without
trouble and retiring the side in order in the seventh.
Mujica worked around a two-out Lough single in the ninth, inducing a game-
ending fly out from Alcides Escobar.
Both clubs scored in the opening frame. Carpenter began the game with a single
and Molina followed with a two-run homer, but a Gordon single to plate Lough
made it 2-1 in the Royals' first turn at the plate.
The trend continued two innings later, as St. Louis led 4-1 thanks to Molina's
double and a Craig single, yet the hosts countered on a Wainwright wild pitch
that scored Gordon and Hosmer's run-scoring base hit.
St. Louis upped its MLB-best road record to 19-9 ... Kansas City collected 13
hits, but 12 of those were singles ... The 12 hits were the most Wainwright
gave up in one start since Sept. 14, 2010 against the Cubs ... Molina knocked
in three in a 10-9 loss to Arizona on April 3 ... Prior to the contest, the
Cards recalled pitcher Victor Marte from Triple-A Memphis and optioned pitcher
Carlos Martinez to Memphis ... The game was delayed for 63 minutes at the
outset due to rain.
05/27 19:33:25 ET