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.