Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Bryan Bullington, a one-time number one draft pick pitched like a top prospect by shutting down the powerful New York Yankees for eight innings in a 1-0 win for Kansas City on Sunday.
Bullington picked up his first major league win. For eight season’s he’s been looking for that call to the majors and that first elusive win. Bullington gave up two hits and a walk and struck out five. Joakim Soria picked up his 33rd save.
A.J. Burnett, New York’s starter, wasn’t shabby either. He went eight innings and allowed just four hits and three walks while striking out eight. Billy Butler’s RBI single in the first was the Royals only run. It came after Willie Bloomquist singled and stole second base.