Royals 5 Blue Jays 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alberto Callaspo’s RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning lifted Kansas City to a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night and snapped the Royals’ six-game losing streak.
Scott Podsednik led off the 10th with a triple to right-centre and scored on Jason Kendall’s sacrifice fly to tie the game. Blue Jays closer Kevin Gregg (0-4) suffered his fourth blown save in 25 opportunities.
With two outs in the inning, Gregg gave up a single to Billy Butler and walked Jose Guillen. Callaspo then singled up the middle to score Chris Getz, who ran for Butler.
Toronto had taken a 4-3 lead in the top of the inning when Fred Lewis scored on Jose Bautista’s single off Kyle Farnsworth (3-0).
Yunel Escobar, who was acquired in a July 14 trade with Atlanta, homered with two outs in the second. He has homered in back-to-back games and has seven RBIs in that span.
John Buck, who spent the previous six seasons with the Royals, made it 3-1 in the seventh with an RBI single.
The Royals tied it in the bottom of the inning on Yunieksy Betancourt’s RBI ground out and Jason Kendall’s run-scoring infield single.
Brett Cecil gave up three runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings.
Royals starter Kyle Davies, who is winless in eight starts since a May 28 victory at Boston, gave up three runs on 10 hits in seven innings.
Notes: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind singled in the fourth to extend his hitting streak to a season-high 11 games, one shy of his career best. The Royals announced attendance of 12,968 Monday brought their season total to 905,080 for 43 home dates. The Royals went over the million mark, 1,017,012, on their 43rd home date last year. Royals RHP Gil Meche, who is on the 60-day disabled list with a shoulder injury, is scheduled to join double-A Northwest Arkansas Wednesday for a minor league injury rehab assignment.