St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals: 2nd Inning
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After being given a lead in the first inning, Cards’ pitcher Kyle Lohse was went back out to the mound in the second ready to battle. After retiring Royals’ third baseman Mark Teahan on a comebacker, Lohse locke horns with Alberto Callaspo for an eight pitch at-bat that ended with a fly out to Colby Rasmus in centerfield. Miguel Olivo then doubled to left field, but Lohse was able to settle down and get Mike Aviles to also fly out to center to end the top of the second.
The bottom of the order came up for the Cardinals in the bottom of the second inning, and they were not able to get anything going against Royals starter Luke Hochevar. Brian Barden grounded out to first base, Kyle Lohse lined out to left, and Tyler Greene grounded out to third.
The second inning was a good time to go to the restroom or the concession stand; frankly not much happened. But the action did pick up in the third…for more info on that inning, check here.