KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 6
Stl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Date of game: 6/2/2014

Recap: St. Louis vs. Kansas City

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Danny Duffy and three Kansas City relievers combined on a three-hit shutout of the St. Louis Cardinals as the Royals got their I-70 series started with a 6-0 victory.

Duffy (3-5) allowed just one hit and one walk over six innings for the Royals, who were coming off a four-game split in Toronto over the weekend.

Alex Gordon broke a scoreless tie with a solo home run in the seventh, Mike Moustakas added a two-run double and Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI for the victors.

Shelby Miller (6-5) came undone in the latter innings and was charged with four runs on seven hits over seven-plus frames for the Cardinals, who were shut out for the second straight day and fell to 2-6 on a nine-game homestand.

"I gave it all away (in the seventh)," Miller said. "It's frustrating on my part, because it's my fault we lost."

These close interleague rivals will play again at Busch Stadium Tuesday, then round out a four-game home-and-home set with two meetings in Kansas City.

There were no extra-base hits from either side Monday before Gordon changed that with a leadoff shot that cleared the bullpen beyond the wall in right in the seventh.

"I wanted to try to do some damage," Gordon said. "I got a pitch away, was able to get extended and got a good swing on it."

Gordon's fifth home run of the season began a string of four consecutive hits for the Royals, who added two more runs when Moustakas doubled into the gap in left to knock in Perez and Lorenzo Cain.

Duffy was pinch-hit for in the frame, and though the decision to pull him did not immediately pay off, Kansas City blew the game open with three more runs in the eighth.

With two on and one out, Perez singled past a diving Mark Ellis and into center field to plate Omar Infante. Gordon scored on the play when Randal Grichuk misplayed the ball in center, and Lorenzo Cain's sacrifice fly made it a 6-0 game.

Kansas City's Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Aaron Crow each tossed an inning of relief behind Duffy to finish off the shutout.

Game Notes

The Cardinals began a string of nine straight interleague games ... Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter went 0-for-4 and had his 14-game hitting streak snapped ... Matt Holliday had two of St. Louis' hits ... The shutout was the Royals' first ever of the Cardinals in St. Louis.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Cowboys' Murray active against Colts

Dallas Cowboys running back and the NFL's leading rusher DeMarco Murray is active for today's game against the Indianapolis Colts, although his playing time may be limited due to a broken hand.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.