Houston Astros 6, Kansas City Royals 5
Regular Season Game 81
Played on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 (N) at Minute Maid Park

KC  A    2  1  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   5  7  0
HOU A    0  0  0    1  4  0    1  0  x  -   6 10  0
Kansas City Royals           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Escobar ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Moustakas 3b                  4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cain dh                       4   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
K. Morales 1b                 3   1   1   2       0   1       6   1
Perez c                       3   1   0   0       1   1      11   1
Gordon lf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Rios rf                       4   1   2   1       0   1       1   1
Infante 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Dyson cf                      3   0   1   2       0   2       3   0
Volquez p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  F. Morales p                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Madson p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Herrera p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Davis p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       33   5   7   5       1   8      24   9

BATTING - 
3B: Cain (4,off Velasquez); Dyson (4,off Fields).
HR: K. Morales (10,1st inning off Velasquez 1 on 2 out).
HBP: K. Morales (3,by Neshek).
GDP: K. Morales (13,off Velasquez).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rios (4,2nd base off Velasquez/Castro).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Springer cf                   2   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
  Santana ph,cf               2   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Altuve 2b                     4   2   3   1       0   0       0   1
Gattis lf                     4   0   1   2       0   2       0   0
Valbuena 3b                   3   0   0   0       1   2       1   3
Carter dh                     4   1   1   2       0   1       0   0
Singleton 1b                  4   0   1   0       0   3       9   0
Tucker rf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Gonzalez ss                   4   1   1   1       0   2       2   4
Castro c                      3   1   1   0       1   0       7   1
Velasquez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Fields p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thatcher p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Neshek p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gregerson p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       34   6  10   6       2  12      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Valbuena-Gonzalez-Singleton.

BATTING - 
2B: Castro (10,off Davis).
HR: Carter (15,4th inning off Volquez 0 on 1 out); Gonzalez (5,5th inning off
Volquez 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Springer (3,by Volquez); Altuve (2,by Herrera).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Springer (14,3rd base off Volquez/Perez); Altuve 2 (23,2nd base off Volquez/Perez,2nd
base off Herrera/Perez).

PITCHING
Kansas City Royals           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Volquez                       5     8   5   5   1   8   2  24
F. Morales                    0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Madson                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Herrera L(1-2)                1     0   1   1   1   1   0   6
Davis                         1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        8    10   6   6   2  12   2  38

Volquez faced 1 batter in the 6th inning
HBP: Volquez (5,Springer); Herrera (1,Altuve).
Inherited Runners - Scored: F. Morales 1-0; Madson 2-0.
.

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Velasquez                     6.1   5   4   4   1   7   1  24
Fields                        0.2   2   1   1   0   0   0   4
Thatcher                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Neshek                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Gregerson W(3-1)              1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     7   5   5   1   8   1  35

WP: Velasquez (2).
HBP: Neshek (1,K. Morales).
Inherited Runners - Scored: Fields 1-1.
.

Umpires: HP - Paul Emmel, 1B - Jerry Meals, 2B - Andy Fletcher, 3B - Jordan Baker
Official Scorer: Greg Porzucek
Replay: tag play (7th inning, Chris Carter at bat, Royals challenge,
call upheld)
Time of Game: 3:21   Attendance: 25848


Starting Lineups:

   Kansas City Royals            Houston Astros           
1. Escobar             ss        Springer            cf
2. Moustakas           3b        Altuve              2b
3. Cain                dh        Gattis              lf
4. K. Morales          1b        Valbuena            3b
5. Perez               c         Carter              dh
6. Gordon              lf        Singleton           1b
7. Rios                rf        Tucker              rf
8. Infante             2b        Gonzalez            ss
9. Dyson               cf        Castro              c
   Volquez             p         Velasquez           p

ROYALS 1ST: Escobar struck out; Moustakas popped to third; Cain
tripled to center; K. Morales homered [Cain scored]; Perez
popped to pitcher; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Springer singled to shortstop; Altuve singled to
shortstop [Springer to second]; Gattis struck out; Springer
stole third and Altuve stole second; Valbuena was called out on
strikes; Carter flied to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
2, Astros 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Gordon singled to right; Velasquez threw a wild
pitch [Gordon to second]; Rios singled to right [Gordon scored];
Infante struck out; Rios stole second; Dyson struck out; Escobar
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Singleton was called out on strikes; Tucker grounded
out (pitcher to first); Gonzalez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 3, Astros 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Moustakas popped to shortstop; Cain grounded out
(third to first); K. Morales struck out (catcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Castro flied to right; Springer flied to center;
Altuve singled to third; Gattis struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 3, Astros 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Perez was called out on strikes; Gordon flied to
center; Rios flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Valbuena grounded out (first unassisted); Carter
homered; Singleton struck out; Tucker flied to center; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Astros 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Infante flied to right; Dyson was called out on
strikes; Escobar flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Gonzalez homered; Castro walked; Springer was hit by
a pitch [Castro to second]; Altuve singled to center [Castro
scored, Springer to third, Altuve to second (on throw)]; Gattis
singled to right [Springer scored, Altuve scored, Gattis out at
second (right to shortstop)]; Valbuena struck out (catcher to
first); Carter struck out; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3,
Astros 5.

ROYALS 6TH: Moustakas grounded out (second to first); Cain
singled to center; K. Morales grounded into a double play (third
to shortstop to first) [Cain out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Singleton singled to right; F. MORALES REPLACED
VOLQUEZ (PITCHING); Tucker singled to right [Singleton to
second]; Gonzalez was called out on strikes; Castro grounded out
(first to pitcher) [Singleton to third, Tucker to second];
MADSON REPLACED F. MORALES (PITCHING); SANTANA BATTED FOR
SPRINGER; Santana struck out; Astros right fielder George
Springer left the game due to an injured arm; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Royals 3, Astros 5.

ROYALS 7TH: SANTANA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Perez walked;
Gordon struck out; FIELDS REPLACED VELASQUEZ (PITCHING); Rios
singled to left [Perez to second]; Infante flied to right; Dyson
tripled to center [Perez scored, Rios scored]; Escobar flied to
center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: HERRERA REPLACED MADSON (PITCHING); Altuve was hit
by a pitch; Altuve stole second; Gattis lined to pitcher
(pitcher to second to first) [Altuve to third]; Valbuena walked;
Carter reached on a fielder's choice [Altuve scored, Valbuena to
second]; when Jose Altuve was called safe at HP, Royals
manager Ned Yost challenged the ruling; the call was upheld by
replay; Singleton struck out; Tucker forced Carter
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 5, Astros 6.

ROYALS 8TH: THATCHER REPLACED FIELDS (PITCHING); Moustakas flied
to center; NESHEK REPLACED THATCHER (PITCHING); Cain grounded
out (shortstop to first); K. Morales was hit by a pitch; Perez
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: DAVIS REPLACED HERRERA (PITCHING); On a bunt
Gonzalez grounded out (pitcher to first); Castro doubled to
right; Santana struck out; Altuve grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Astros 6.

ROYALS 9TH: GREGERSON REPLACED NESHEK (PITCHING); Gordon
grounded out (pitcher to first); Rios struck out; Infante
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
5, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Royals           5   7   0    3
 Astros           6  10   0    8


Data courtesy of Retrosheet