MLB Game Summary - Arizona at Kansas City|
(Friday, May 18th)
Final Score: Arizona 6, Kansas City 4
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Miguel Montero hit a go-ahead, two-run
double in eighth inning on Friday and the Diamondbacks defeated the Royals,
6-4, in the opener of a three-game interleague series.
Brad Ziegler (3-1) earned the win despite allowing Kansas City to tie the
game, 4-4, in the seventh on a double by Irving Falu and an RBI single by Alex
Willie Bloomquist and Justin Upton began the eighth with consecutive singles
off of Kelvin Herrera (0-1) and Montero greeted Tim Collins with a deep fly to
left-center, which landed past the diving Mitch Maier and scored both runners.
J.J. Putz stranded a runner on second base in the ninth to record his eighth
save of the season.
"It's a little frustrating for me because I gave up the two runs and they
weren't even mine," said Collins. "The last thing you want to do is give up
somebody else's runs. To go out and not get the job done, that's really what
it came down to."
Montero finished with three RBI and Chris Young added a two-run double in the
sixth inning for the Diamondbacks, who have won back-to-back games for the
first time since winning three straight from April 29-May 1.
The Royals, losers of three in a row, got a solo homer from Billy Butler and a
two-run double from Humberto Quintero.
Joe Saunders allowed three runs over a six-inning start for Arizona while Luis
Mendoza gave up four runs over 5 2/3 innings for Kansas City.
Montero scored Upton with a double in the first, but Quintero countered with
his two-run two-bagger an inning later and Butler led off the third with a
homer for a 3-1 lead.
The Diamondbacks went on top with a three-run sixth inning, sparked by back-
to-back-to-back singles from Gerardo Para, Willie Bloomquist and Upton. Parra
came home on Upton's base hit and Young, who was reinstated from the disabled
list prior to the game, followed with a one-out, two-run double for a 4-3
"It was great," Young said of his return to the team. "You have a little more
adrenaline flowing. You're locked in a little more and you just have fun with
it. It feels great to be back in the lineup."
Kansas City fell to 4-16 at home on the season...Young landed on the 15-day DL
with a right shoulder contusion on April 18. To clear room on the roster, the
Diamondbacks optioned outfielder A.J. Pollock to Triple-A Reno on Friday.
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