The Royals moved to 37-36, their first time above.500 this year. Kansas City's current tear has lifted them back into contention in the underachieving AL Central despite sitting one game under.500 on the season.
Vargas earned his major league-leading 11th victory, pitching seven efficient innings to lead the surging Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Saturday. Royals rookie Junis was pulled after 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs, six hits and two walks while striking out four. Alcides Escobar singled to cut the score to 4-2.
Kansas City has averaged more than 7.2 runs per game during its current 9-2 run, but was tagged for 17 total runs in those two defeats, which include an 8-3 loss to the Red Sox as a +175 home underdog on Tuesday night. "We're just trying to win a ball game". Russell Martin also added a base hit in the losing effort for Toronto.
"Other than today, honestly, I've been happy for him just because he's a good friend and someone that really loves the game".
The big ninth inning came right after Toronto had scored two runs in the top of the ninth to extend the lead to 4-1. Brandon Moss scores. Whit Merrifield doubles to deep left field.
We might not all deal with depression or anxiety ourselves, but nearly everyone on earth has been touched by the like in some way, whether that be seeing a friend or family member fighting that hard battle, we have all seen it, and we all know how tough it can be to handle.
And perhaps put it best: "This game can rip your heart out". In addition, his 66 runs scored during 2012 are the second most in a single season by a Flame. He got a pair of groundouts to end the fourth, then set Toronto down one-two-three in the fifth, needing just eight pitches to do it. He went 0 for 3 with a sacrifice bunt in his debut. Parmley had to make his way to K.C.in time for Friday's game, plus alert his parents John and Joanne so that they could make the flight from Seattle in time to see their son's debut.
Third baseman Josh Donaldson was pulled out in Toronto's 11-4 loss to the Rangers on Thursday afternoon due to a sore left knee.
Troy Tulowitzki homered off former Long Beach State teammate Vargas to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead in the second. He's on the disabled list with an oblique strain at the moment, but if he returns at full strength at the All-Star break, he'll be a solid performer down the stretch.