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Royals rally with 5-run ninth inning

May 20, 2010

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— Yuniesky Betancourt hit a three-run double off closer Kerry Wood in Kansas City’s five-run ninth inning to give the Royals a 8-4 victory on Wednesday.

Wood (0-2) tossed his glove into the stands as he walked off the field to a chorus of boos, after allowing four hits and five runs while getting only one out in 30 pitches.

Billy Butler tied the score with an RBI double off Wood, who was seeking his first save since Sept. 25. Mitch Maier later drew a bases-loaded walk to put Kansas City ahead, and Betancourt followed with his drive over the head of center fielder Trevor Crowe.

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 7 months ago

Things are starting to look up with Captain Bunts-a-lot Hillman out of town (finally!).

Ned Yost brought along many young players like Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, J.J. Hardy, and Yovanni Gallardo during his tenure with the Brewers...something I think bodes well for the Royals.

With Callaspo at 3B and Aviles at 2B, we seem to have more punch in the lineup and I think Neddy will let them play and allow them time to improve. I think Mitch Maier can be a good player too and I think he'll get an extended opportunity with Ankiel out.

Blake Wood has been solid out of the pen lately as well, another young player from our system. He already seems to have a grip on the 8th inning setup role and could potentially be our future closer if Soria gets traded.

Go Royals!

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