(KTVI)-The St. Louis Cardinals came very close to tying up the game in the 9th, but fell 3-2 to the Kansas City Royals Friday night. The Royals extended their winning streak to four games.
In the ninth, Tyler Greene reached first on a two-out infield hit. He then stole second. He ended up banging into shortstop Alcides Escobar’s glove and the ball got away. Greene hustled for third and the throw there was off-line. Third baseman Mike Moustakas picked up the deflected ball and cut down Greene at the plate to end the game.
Catcher Humberto Quintero appeared to have blocked Greene’s foot long enough for his chest-high tag to count. The call was made by home plate umpire Alan Porter.
Carlos Beltran had two hits on the night and is 14 for 30 during an eight-game hitting streak. He became the first switch hitter in major league history with 300 home runs and 300 steals.
The Royals Vin Mazzaro had six scoreless innings and Jeff Francoeur had two RBIs for Kansas City.