Royals Take Rain-Shortened Game Two, Beat Cardinals 3-2

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So it looks the Royals aren’t “Little Brother” anymore, huh? The Saint Louis Cardinals have now lost five of the last six to the Kansas City Royals. Since Edinson Volequez’s three inning implosion on May 7th, he’s thrown eighteen innings, and has only allowed six earned runs, including tonight’s six-inning performance against the Cardinals.

The Royals only got five innings of offense today, but it was still enough to outscore the Cardinals, who got six. The second inning is when scoring got started for both teams. Jhonny Peralta led off with a double, and two walks later, he scored on an RBI-groundout from Yadier Molina. The Royals took the lead in the bottom of the inning on a two-run homer from Alex Gordon. Kansas City scored again on a Salvador Perez RBI-single to bring in Eric Hosmer, who led off the inning with a double. The final run came from the Cardinals when Matt Carpenter hit in Peter Bourjos.

News and notes from today: Ned Yost expects Alex Rios to begin a rehab assignment "in a few days." Whether that's in actually a few days or a few weeks, nobody knows. Yost doesn't expect him to make the trip to New York with the team tomorrow night. Mike Moustakas left the game early due to a "clavicle contusion." Simplified, it's the collar bone area. Moustakas is expected to be day-to-day.

Yes, it was rain shortened, but the Royals still won the game, and the series. Hey, Cardinals…. Are you guys even trying? Five of the last six matches have gone to the Royals. Tomorrow’s match features Michael Wacha and Yordano Ventura. The last matchup of such went in favor of the Royals, 3-2.

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