Cubs Fall To Royals

Ramirez and Soto go back-to-back in Cubs loss to KC.

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Royals Even Series After 3-2 Victory

If you don’t think Baseball can be a funny game, just ask Chris Getz. Getz committed a late inning error Friday that helped the Cubs win game one of the series. Just 24 hours later, the Royals infielder went from goat to hero with an eighth inning infield single that drove home the winning run as the Royals evened the series at a game a piece.

Carlos Zambrano gave the Cubs (31-45) a quality start Saturday. Zambrano went seven innings and allowed just two runs on eight hits. The only offense the Cubs could manage was back-to-back homeruns by Aramis Ramirez and Geovany Soto in the sixth inning which tied the score.

Jeff Samardzija was roughed up in the eighth inning for the Cubs. Samardzija pitched a third of an inning and walked two and gave up one hit in addition to the third Kansas City run. Samardzija fell to 5-4 on the season.

Danny Duffy pitched well for the Royals (32-45). The rookie is pitching for his job in the Royals rotation with a few starters who are currently on the DL scheduled to return soon. Saturday Duffy proved he belongs. The lefty went seven innings and allowed just two runs on nine hits.

Greg Holland pitched a perfect eighth to earn the win and improve his record to 2-1 on the season. Joakim Soria struck out the side in the ninth to earn his 12th save of the season.

The Cubs will look for a series win against the Royals when the two teams face off Sunday in Kansas City.

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Cubs Go For Series Win In Kansas City

The Cubs come in to Saturday's game against the Royals looking to do something they've only done once in the past five weeks. Win back-to-back-games in the same series. The Cubs schedule hasn't been easy of late, but Saturday they face a Royals team who has lost six straight games including Friday's opener to the Cubs.

Carlos Zambrano gets the start for the Cubs (31-44) Saturday. Zambrano is 6-4 this season with an ERA of 4.50. In his most recent start, Zambrano allowed three first inning runs to the White Sox but settled down to go eight innings and pick up the win in the opening game of the Crosstown Classic. This will be the first time that Zambrano will start against the Royals.

Danny Duffy will take the mound for Kansas City (31-45) in game two of the series. Duffy will be making his fourth start for the Royals this season. The rookie comes in with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 5.03. In Duffy's last start he lasted only three and two thirds innings and had to leave beacuse of leg cramps, but did strike out nine Cardinals hitters before exiting.

The forecast at the time of first pitch is temps in the upper 80's with a chance of storms. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 CST. The game can be seen on WGN.

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