Eric Hinske’s two run double broke an 8th inning tie and Chipper Jones had three RBIs to help the Braves win their fifth straight game, 8-5 over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday to complete the weekend sweep.
Melky Cabrera added an RBI single in the eighth off Blake Wood (0-1) for the Braves, who improved to 24-7 at home. The Royals battled against Craig Kimbrel who earned the win by pitching a scoreless eighth, but not without issues. He loaded the bases on two walks and his own fielding error before striking out two and escaping the jam on Billy Butler’s popup.
That pretty much summed up Kansas City’s weekend.
After the game, Butler said, “We had the bases loaded and nobody out in the eighth, but we couldn’t get anything out of it. We just didn’t come through today. Obviously, they are playing really well.”
Chris Getz went 2 for 4 and drove in two runs. Kyle Davies, the former Brave, gave up four runs in 4.1 innings on four hits and seven walks, while striking out six.