ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 21: The Kansas City Royals celebrate their victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on August 21, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
The Royals won a great pitching duel. Each starter did not allow a run over 8 IPand the game was decided by the bullpens in extras when Francoeur scored on a Hosmer single.
- Royals got on base 6 times. The Rays only 5 times. It seemed like less.
- Herrera with his first career Win. The Win stat is straight up dumb if it thinks Herrera is the one player that deserve the W tonight.
- Perez picked off Joyce at 1B in the 1st inning.
- Hacker of the game: Butler saw 11 pitches in 4 PAs.
- Finally, congrats to Moustakas on his second career golden sombrero.