Hosmer 3-run HR with 2 outs in 9th, Royals beat Rockies 6-4

2 years 3 weeks 4 days ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:23:39 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in Sports
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning off former Kansas City teammate Greg Holland, lifting the Royals over the Colorado Rockies 6-4 on Wednesday night.

Hosmer's 21st home run of the season was the first game-ending shot of his career.

Holland (2-5) fell to 0-4 with one save in four opportunities in his past six games, allowing 10 hits, three home runs and 12 runs over five innings. The former Royals closer issued a leadoff walk in the ninth, gave up a two-out single to Melky Cabrera and then was tagged by Hosmer on a 1-1 pitch.

Brandon Maurer (2-1) pitched the ninth.

Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado homered for the Rockies in a matchup of playoff contenders.

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