Linda and I attended
game 2 of the 2015 American League Championship Series at Ewing M. Kauffman
Stadium in Kansas City. The Kansas City Royals went into the game with
1-0 lead over the Toronto Blue Jays. The game had a 3:07PM start following
the singing of the National Anthems of both Canada and the United States.
The Blue Jays took
a one run lead in the 3rd inning. There was no more scoring until the sixth
inning, when Royals starting pitcher, Yordano Ventura, left the game with
the bases loaded and one out, trailing 3-0. Fortunately, reliever, Luke
Hochevar, got two quick outs to get the Royals out of the inning.
The crowd could sense
something was about to happen in the bottom of the seventh inning and everyone
was on their feet and making noise as Ben Zobrist was the first one to
bat. He popped up, but it fell between two Toronto fielders and he was
on base. Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer followed with more singles and the
score was quickly 3-1. The Royals finished the inning 5-3.
Kelvin Herrera kept
the Blue Jays from scoring in the 8th and the Royals scored a safety run
in the bottom of that inning. Wade Davis finished off the ninth inning
and KC won 6-3.
Singing the Canadian national anthem, O Canada
Tom Watson Throws out the First Pitch. The Stilwell, Kansas golfer
has had 39 PGA Tour wins.
Fireworks during the introduction of the Royals' players appear to
threaten the blimp
Royals' starting pitcher, Yordano Ventura
Alcides Escobar led off the bottom of the first with a single, but
the next 18 consecutive Royals batters
The throw to Eric Hosmer beats Chris Colabello to first base.
"Bautista" is Canadian for "Even his own Mother HATES him"
José Bautista faked throwing a ball to Royals' fans during game
one of the series, but kept it.
The Royals infield appears to evaluate reliever Luke Hochevar as he
Eric Hosmer flips the ball to Luke Hochevar for the out.
Signs supporting Royals Manager Ned Yost
Another throw to Eric Hosmer beats Ben Revere.
Mike Moustakas scores the go ahead run on a double by Alex Gordon.
Wade Davis finishes off the Blue Jays
Happy fans leaving Kauffman Stadium long after the end of the game.
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