“For 35 years I’ve always thought I’ve been a winner on every one of my birthdays because I’m with a group of guys I really like and have fun being around,” manager Ned Yost said. “But when you win the game it makes it that much more sweeter.”
Yost turned 60 on Tuesday as the Royals kept their two game lead over Detroit with a 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs. James Shields battled through a shaky outing to go six innings while allowing just two runs and the Royals have now won 22 of their last 27 games. They also boast the best interleague record at 15-4.
What was most impressive about this victory was that all seven runs were scored after two outs. In the seventh and eighth innings, when the Royals scored three runs in each frame, the Royals started each inning by having the first two hitters get out.