Major League Baseball
Kansas City 11, NY Mets 7
When: 1:40 PM ET, Saturday, April 13, 2024
Where: Citi Field, New York City, New York
Temperature: 51°
Umpires: Home - David Rackley, 1B - Chris Segal, 2B - Brian Walsh, 3B - Scott Barry
Attendance: 25387

Salvador Perez homered and finished with four RBIs on Saturday afternoon for the visiting Kansas City Royals, who beat the New York Mets 11-7 in the middle game of a three-game interleague series.

Bobby Witt Jr. finished 2-for-5 with four runs scored for the Royals, who have won eight of nine. Nick Loftin was 2-for-3 with three RBIs while Hunter Renfroe had two hits and two RBIs.

Nelson Velazquez had two hits and an RBI, Garrett Hampson added two hits and two stolen bases while Freddy Fermin had a run-scoring single.

Alec Marsh (2-0) allowed four runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings.

Pete Alonso went 3-for-3 with two homers and three RBIs for the Mets, who lost for just the third time in their past nine games.

Starling Marte was 3-for-5 with a homer while Brett Baty hit into a run-scoring fielder's choice, DJ Stewart laced an RBI double and Tyrone Taylor lofted a sacrifice fly. Joey Wendle added two hits.

Sean Manaea (1-1) gave up eight runs (six earned) on nine hits and three walks while striking out four over 3 2/3 innings.

There were two lead changes and one tie before the Royals took control by scoring four times in the fourth.

Velazquez had an RBI single in the top of the first before Alonso (single), Baty (fielder's choice) and Stewart (two-run double) gave the Mets a 3-1 lead against Marsh in the bottom half.

The Royals quickly tied the score in the second. Loftin drew a bases-loaded walk and Perez followed with a two-run single.

Alonso hit his first homer of the game with two outs in the third before Kansas City went ahead for good in the fourth. Witt reached on a three-base error by Marte, who allowed the shortstop's fly ball to glance off his glove, before trotting home on Loftin's single.

Perez then hit a two-run homer before Fermin capped the inning with an RBI single.

Loftin delivered a sacrifice fly in the fifth and Renfroe had a two-run double in the sixth.

Marte homered leading off the eighth, when Taylor capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   NY Mets
Alec Marsh Player Sean Manaea
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 3.2
2 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 9
7.20 ERA 14.73
Kansas City   NY Mets
Nick Loftin Player Pete Alonso
2 Hits 3
3 RBI 3
0 HR 2
2 TB 9
.667 Avg 1.000
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 13 1 19 .325 18 7 11 5 3 0
NY Mets 9 3 19 .257 13 6 7 3 0 1