Royals Trample Rays

Royals Trample Rays

Kansas City bangs out 13 hits in Monday's win.
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) The Royals scored four times in the third inning and five more in the sixth to roll the Rays 11-1 in a makeup game from early May.

The two teams were set to play May 2nd in Kansas City, but with the wind chill sitting at 21 degrees and snow falling, the game was postponed.

On Monday, temperatures were in the 90's, and the Royals bats were just as hot.

Kansas City (66-64) knocked Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson after just 2 2/3 innings giving up five earned runs.

The Royals totaled 13 hits, led by three base knocks and three RBI from Billy Butler. Emilio Bonifacio also had three hits.

Butler started things with a RBI single in the first, and picked back up in the third with another run-scoring hit. Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez and Justin Maxwell all added RBI in the frame.

In the sixth inning, Alex Gordon tripled home Jarrod Dyson for the Royals sixth run. Mike Moustakas drove in another run on a single, and scored on a Perez three-run home run.

Butler capped the scoring off with a solo home run in the eighth to open a ten run lead.

Jeremy Guthrie got the win -- his 13th of the season. He gave up one run on six hits in five innings.

Tim Collins, Louis Coleman and Aaron Crow combine for four scoreless innings in relief.

 
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