The Royals offense came to life in the 8 th inning as they scored six times to come from behind and snap their seven game losing streak by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4.
The Royals got on the board first in the bottom of the 5 th on a RBI double by John Buck. Toronto’s Lyle Overbay finally got to Royals starter Zach Grienke with one out in the 7 th when he hit a solo home run with one out. It would be the only run on four hits that Greinke would allow…another solid pitching performance.
In the 8 th inning, Leo Nunez ran into trouble after giving up a run to put the Jays back on top 2-1, he gave up a two run double to Scott Rolen who was activated just before the game, putting the Jays up 4-1.
Then, the Royals took their turn with Toronto starter AJ Burnett who gave up a walk to Mark Teahen, a single by Jose Guillen and an RBI single to Billy Butler before being lifted for Scott Downs. After an error by David Eckstein, John Buck doubled in two with the bases loaded. Tony Pena Jr was intentially walked to load the bases again and David DeJesus drove in two more with a single. Alberto Callapso, playing for Mark Grudzielanek who is out with a back strain, singled in the Pena for the 6 th run of the inning.
Joakim Soria pitched a scoreless 9 th with Leo Nunez getting the win.