Extra Bases

Royals take lead off Beckett

Here’s where Josh Beckett needs to show he’s a top pitcher. His offense comes back to tie in the bottom of the fourth – 2-2 – and he allows the Royals to go ahead in the fifth.
Beckett allowed a pair of singles to Andres Blanco, the No. 9 hitter, and David DeJesus, the leadoff hitter. The Royals avoided a double-play grounder when they put the hit-and-run on with Esteban German grounding to second advancing the runners to scoring position.
One run scored on Mark Grudzielanek’s slow roller to third. Beckett had also given up an RBI single by Shane Costa making it 4-2.
You expect more out of Beckett.

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