The Pirates opened the first inning with 4 runs. The Royals battled back and hit well throughout the game. Monk went 4 for 4 at the plate. Biro, Yochim, Thom, and Ney all have 2 hits. The bats were hot, but the Royals couldn't seal the deal. Aaron Foulds had a tremendous pitching effort striking out 5 batters in two innings. That earns him the player of the week.