MLB Game Recap - Kansas City at St. Louis
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

PIT
3
CHW
10
F
NYY
1
ATL
5
F
PHI
3
WSH
2
F
BOS
1
TOR
9
F
BAL
3
TB
4
F
NYY
1
ATL
2
F
MIA
4
NYM
5
F
CHC
6
DET
7
F
MIN
3
CLE
6
F
OAK
3
TEX
1
F
KC
5
STL
6
F
COL
8
ARI
7
F
LAA
HOU
PPD
CIN
MIL
PPD
SEA
SD
PPD
LAD
SF
PPD

August 26, 2020 8:15 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Kansas City (12-19)

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

1

2

5

7

1

St. Louis (11-9)

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

4

6

9

1

W: Reyes (1-0)

L: Rosario (0-1)

KC - HR: McBroom (4) , Gallagher (1)

STL - HR: none

Cardinals score 4 in 9th, beat KC; Fowler, Flaherty sit out
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:03 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Kolten Wong drew a bases-loaded walk to cap off a four-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Wednesday night.

Tyler O'Neill tied the game at 5 with a two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded off the glove of third baseman Maikel Franco.

Wong coaxed a five-pitch walk off Randy Rosario (0-1).

"Amazing at-bats by everybody," Wong said. ""A true team win."

Alex Reyes (1-0) got the victory.

Ryan McBroom and Cam Gallagher homered for Kansas City, which has lost 13 of its last 17 to its cross-state rival.

St. Louis outfielder Dexter Fowler and pitcher Jack Flaherty opted to sit out the game in solidarity with other players around the league in protest of the shooting in Kenosha, Wiscoinsin. Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot multiple times by police Sunday. Three major league games were postponed Wednesday in decisions driven by players.

Fowler was originally in the starting lineup, but decided not to play right before the game. Team management issued a statement in support of both players.

"It doesn't matter what color your skin is, we're going to back you up regardless," Wong said. "In the end this is bigger than baseball. A lot of things are happening now. It's not pretty. We love those guys, we have their backs."

St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said the entire team was behind the pair.

"The group decided to play," Shildt said. "(But) we support (Fowler) and Jack. I will stand behind anything this clubhouse decides."

Shildt said he talked to the two players and they indicated they will return for Thursday's game.

Dylan Carlson tied it at 2 with an RBI double in the fourth. He also added a key hit in the ninth inning.

St. Louis starter Dakota Hudson allowed two runs on three hits over six innings. He retired the last 10 batters he faced.

Kansas City starter Jakob Junis gave up two runs and four hits over 3 2-3 innings in first start since Aug. 7. He struck out six and walked one.

Junis had been slowed by back spasms and came off the 10-day injury list prior to the contest.

"This was a tough one," Kansas City manager Mike Matheny said. "We've been extremely good about being able to put these away."

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: Sent RHP Chance Adams to their alternate camp to make room for Junis.

Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez will pitch to teammates at the Cardinals alternate site in Springfield, Missouri on Friday. He has missed the last 15 games.

UP NEXT

Royals: LHP Danny Duffy (2-2, 3.99) will face Chicago White Sox RHP Reynaldo Lopez (0-1, 13.50) in the first of a three-game series on Friday in Chicago. Duffy was pushed back a couple days after suffering left elbow fatigue in his last start against Minnesota.

Cardinals: LHP Kwang Hyun Kim (1-0, 1.69) will start against Pittsburgh RHP Chad Kuhl (1-1, 2.84) in the first game of a doubleheader in St. Louis.

RHP Johan Oviedo (0-0, 3.60) will start the second game for St. Louis. Pittsburgh has yet to name a starter.

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Pitchers of Record

Kansas City IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
R. Rosario (L, 0-1) 0 1 1 2 0 99.99 99.990
St. Louis IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
A. Reyes (W, 1-0) 2 2 2 2 2 9.00 2.000

Batting Leaders

Kansas City AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
R. McBroom 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 4.0
W. Merrifield 5 3 0 0 2 0 5 0 3.0
St. Louis AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
T. O'Neill 4 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 1.4
Y. Molina 4 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 1.4

Team Comparison

KC STL
At Bats 33 34
Hits 7 9
Batting Average .212 .265
On Base Percentage .316 .435
Slugging Percentage 0.455 0.324
Doubles 2 2
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 2 0
Total Bases 15 11
Walks 5 8
Strikeouts 6 14
Stolen Bases 1 1
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 6 14
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 1/8 2/14
Double Plays Fielded 0 3
Errors 1 1

2020 Regular Season - STL Leads Series 2-1

Date Result Winner Loser
Mon Aug 24 KC 3 @ STL 9 J. Flaherty B. Keller
Tue Aug 25 KC 5 @ STL 4 J. Staumont J. Gant
Wed Aug 26 KC 5 @ STL 6 A. Reyes R. Rosario

Game Information

Stadium: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 3:37
Weather: 87F, Partly Cloudy
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?