Davies fires Royals past Indians
Once the calendar turns to September,
The right-hander carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and won his fourth straight start, pitching the Kansas City
Davies (8-9) held the
“He had a very good changeup,” Choo said. “And he threw enough strikes to get big outs. I hit a curve, but he was pretty good.”
Davies is 3-0 in September. A year ago, he went 4-1 with a 2.27 ERA after Sept. 1. But he struggled early this season and was sent back to the minors after going 1-6 in seven starts between May 16 and June 19 that dropped his record to 3-7.
“I know I can win in September,” he said. “Right now, it’s like I am going to do it – not, are you going to?”
Davies said he worked the kinks out of his delivery while going 4-2 with a 2.14 ERA in eight starts at Triple-A Omaha before being recalled Aug. 5.
“It’s really about mechanics for me,” Davies said. “I don’t have a lot of movement on my pitches, so I’ve got to stay in rhythm and keep the ball down. I’ve been a little lucky, too. I can’t keep walking guys.”
Davies improved to 4-3 with a 2.66 ERA on the road. He is 4-6 with an 8.92 ERA in 11 home starts.
The 26-year-old thought it could be a special day after first baseman
“That second one hit the bag and went straight left, but he got it with his bare hand,” Davies said. “I don’t know how. He made another good play the next inning, then caught a popup in the sun. I had no idea where it was. Four good plays in two innings helps.”
Three of the
“We had our hitting shoes on again and gave Kyle some breathing room,”
Gibbons spoke in place of manager Trey Hillman, who left immediately after the game to attend to a personal matter.
Buck put the
Two errors helped make it 3-0 in the fourth.
Carrasco allowed four earned runs and eight hits over six innings in his third career start. The right-hander, one of four players acquired from Philadelphia on July 29 in the trade that sent 2008