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ColbyRasmus led off the inning with a double. J.P.Arencibia, who was hitting .132, delivered an RBI single.
Drabek's wild pitch with two outs in the fourth allowed JeffFrancoeur to score, putting Kansas City up 2-0. MikeMoustakas homered in the second for the first Kansas City run.
"As soon as I caught it, I knew it was there, just touch first and throw to second," he said. "Both baserunners were way off the bag. There really wasn't much to think about. It was so fast and it was over. It goes from being in a jam until all of a sudden we're hitting. It's special, a pitcher's best friend. Let's hope it's not 33 more years."
Lind snagged the ball just before it hit the ground.
Both streaks ended Friday night before JoseBautista singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to lift Toronto over Kansas City 4-3, handing the slumping Royals their eighth straight defeat.
Kansas City had runners on first and second in the third inning when EricHosmer lined out to first baseman AdamLind, who stepped on the bag to double off YunieskyBetancourt. Lind then fired to shortstop YunelEscobar to retire AlexGordon, who had strayed off second.
"It's the first one I've ever seen in person," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "You don't try to make a pitch to get a triple play, but fortunately Hosmer squares the ball up. It looks like a sinking line drive so you can see where the baserunners are going to extend their secondary leads. We caught a break there. It was a quick one for sure.
Toronto starter KyleDrabek left after walking six in 5 1-3 innings and throwing only 49 strikes in 100 pitches. He allowed two runs, one on a wild pitch, and gave up four hits, but the triple play allowed him to go deeper into the game.
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It was Toronto's first triple play since Sept. 21, 1979, against the New York Yankees. Al Cowens was the previous Royals batter to hit into a triple play on June 19,whitesoxmart.com/michael-jordan-jersey:whitesoxmart.com/michael-jordan-jersey]Michael Jordan Jersey, 1979, against Oakland.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Toronto Blue Jays had not turned a triple play in 33 years and the Kansas City Royals hadn't hit into one since that same season.
"That's kind of the way things are going for us right now," Hosmer said. "It's been that way the last couple of weeks. It was a big situation, first and second. It was one tough break. It's the first in my lifetime. He threw a fastball in. I saw it good and put a good swing on it. It's obviously not the result we wanted."
"In 11 pitches, we go from runners being on first and second to being out of the inning. It kept his pitch count a little more manageable."
LuisPerez (2-0) replaced Drabek and worked 1 2-3 scoreless innings to pick up the victory. SergioSantos got his second save in four tries, but allowed a RBI single to Betancourt.
"That's the first one I've ever seen," Drabek said. "It was real fun for me to see, especially having those two guys on. I had no idea when he caught it what was about to happen."
For the Royals, it was just another way to lose.
The Royals took a 2-1 lead into the eighth when GregHolland, the fourth Kansas City pitcher, threw only seven strikes in 22 pitches. He gave up three runs on three hits,whitesoxmart.com/bobby-jenks-jersey:whitesoxmart.com/bobby-jenks-jersey]Bobby Jenks Jersey, two walks and a balk without retiring a batter.
The Royals' losing streak is their longest since dropping 10 straight from July 10-24, 2010.
Holland (0-2) walked Escobar and KellyJohnson on eight pitches to load the bases, and Bautista's sharp single to right scored pinch-runner RajaiDavis. EdwinEncarnacion's sacrifice fly scored Johnson to make it 4-2.
NOTES: Royals CF LorenzoCain, on the disabled list with a strained left groin, could report Saturday to Double-A Northwest Arkansas to start a minor league rehab assignment. ... Kansas City RHP FelipePaulino threw three innings at extended spring training in Surprise,whitesoxmart.com/carlos-quentin-jersey:whitesoxmart.com/carlos-quentin-jersey]Carlos Quentin Jersey, Ariz. Royals manager Ned Yost said Paulino would probably make a rehab start next week for Northwest Arkansas. "We're close on both guys," Yost said. ... Blue Jays RHP Drew Hutchinson, who has never pitched above Double-A and went 14-5 with a 2.53 ERA in three minor league stops, will make his major league debut Saturday against the Royals. "We've got a ton of scouting reports on the guy," Yost said. "We've got reports from the minute he signed, every year. We do have some minor league video we can look at. In this age of technology, there's just no way around not getting 90 per cent of the information that you need to get an idea. It still helps to see him in real life." ... The Blue Jays have had three off days in April and have not needed a No. 5 starter until Saturday. ... The Royals traded RHP ZachMiner to the Detroit Tigers for cash. Miner is 25-20 with a 4.24 ERA in the majors, all with the Tigers, but has not pitched in the big leagues since 2009.
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