Houston Starter Collin McHugh (L, 4 IP 5 H 3 R 3 ER BB SO) was spotted a 2-0 lead in the 2nd after a two-run bomb by Luis Valbuena. Then Royals Ace RHP "Johnny be Good" Cueto (W, 8 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 8 SO HR) was just that after that mistake in the 2nd as he shutdown the 'Stros Show after that HR.
In the 4th the Royals got on the board on an Eric Hosmer rbi-single. Then in the 5th with the 'Stros up 2-1 an Alex Rios two-run scoring double gave K.C. a 3-2 lead only to see it move to 4-2 on a Ben Zobrist sac-fly.
That 4-2 lead stayed as McHugh exited in the 4th as the Royals got to that 'Stros Pen in the 5th. Then with Houston using everything at their disposal Dallas Keuchel gives up a three-run blast to Kendrys Morales and that was your ball game 7-2 K.C. That was the one guy they maybe should have pitched around and paid dearly for it not doing so.
K.C. now gets the Blue Birds in what should be an excellent showing for the Junior Circuit...