Francoeur and Hosmer Lead Royals to Win as Bullpen Tries to Waste Quality Duffy Start

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals slides safely in to home plate in the 5th inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 6, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Quick Hits:

  • Duffy was Duffy. He got a few strikeouts (4), walked a few batters (3) and threw way too many pitches(119) in 6.1 innings of work. 15 first pitch strikes out of 26 batters he faced will not cut it.
  • Hosmer's and Francoeur's home runs were back to back in the 2nd. Also they each had a stolen base.
  • Gordon and Cabrera were the only players to not get a hit. Gordon was able to get 2 RBIs on a fielder's choice and a bases loaded walk.
  • Soria and Wood, even though they only allowed 1 run, looked rough out of the bullpen. In 2.2 IP, they allowed 3 hits and 2 walks. Soria walked in a batter he inherited from Wood in the ninth.
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