Royals starter Wade Davis came off the family bereavement list and pitched six innings and was backed by 12 hits, as the Royals beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Monday night. The Royals won for the 17th time in 20 games and moved past Cleveland and into second place in the AL Central.
Davis made his first start since Aug. 2, when he left for Florida to be with his family after the death of his stepbrother on Aug. 3. Davis, who is just 6-9 this season, is 2-0 in his past three starts and won for the first time at Kauffman Stadium since April 10.
With the Royals up 2-0 in the sixth, Kansas City native, Logan Morrison and Greg Dobbs delivered RBI doubles off Davis. However, the Royals responded with three in the bottom of the inning. Alcides Escobar, Jarrod Dyson and David Lough each drove in runs. Chris Getz, Escobar and Dyson, the Royals’ 7-8-9 hitters, combined for six hits, a walk, three runs, three stolen bases and three RBIs. Getz went 3 for 4 in his first game off the disabled list.
Billy Butler added his 11th homer in the seventh.