THESHOW
KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES
09/21/2026
 
THESHOW
KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES
GAME ID: 2816 - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2026 - GAME LOG
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Kansas City Royals (55-94) 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 5 12 0
Pittsburgh Pirates (79-71) 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 X 9 13 0
Royals Lose, 9-5, at PNC Park
The Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Kansas City Royals, 9-5, in National League action at PNC Park. The player of the game was Pittsburgh third baseman Juan Carlos Garza. Pittsburgh reliever Kevin Gibson got the win, raising his record to 4-0. Jacob deGrom was tagged with the loss. Dennis Davis notched his 38th save in 44 chances.

Benny Aldridge helped out the Pittsburgh cause in the bottom of the second inning with a 2-run double. For the game, the second baseman was 2 for 5 with a double, while adding 2 RBI and scoring once.

"We can always improve and get better, but we're feeling confident after that win," said Garza.

The second-place Pirates have won 4 in a row.
KANSAS CITY BATTING LINESCORE PITTSBURGH BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
L. Salinas CF 5 1 2 0 0 2 3 .242 14 49
B. Belt 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .218 20 62
C. Love LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .265 17 73
R. Odor 2B 5 1 1 1 0 2 3 .262 19 48
M. Sano 3B 4 1 3 2 0 1 0 .231 12 39
P. Taylor C 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .314 6 18
J. Gillette SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .265 7 37
S. Walker RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .221 1 18
J. deGrom P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 0 0
   J. Diaz P 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .000 0 0
   a-R. McLaughlin PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 1 6
   J. Jacobs P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   b-S. Bennett PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .201 12 36
Totals 38 5 12 5 2 13 16      
a - R. McLaughlin pinch hit for J. Diaz in the 6th
b - S. Bennett pinch hit for J. Jacobs in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: P. Taylor (13, 5th Inning off K. Gibson, 2 on, 2 outs) M. Sano (20, 2nd Inning off J. Smart, 0 on, 0 outs) B. Belt (17, 1st Inning off J. Smart, 0 on, 1 out)
Total Bases: J. Gillette , C. Love , L. Salinas 2 , P. Taylor 2 , S. Walker , M. Sano 4 , R. Odor , B. Belt 2 , R. McLaughlin
2-out RBI: P. Taylor , M. Sano , R. Odor
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: , L. Salinas 2 , R. Odor 2
Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING
SB: S. Walker (16)

FIELDING
Double Plays: 1 (Sano-Taylor-Belt)
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
B. Aldridge 2B 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 .262 20 72
I. Cortéz SS 5 0 3 1 0 1 0 .219 3 29
H. Vidro RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .284 31 77
B. Jenkins C 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 .202 11 39
Z. Collins 1B 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 .262 26 69
R. Rxo CF 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .263 19 62
J. Garza 3B 2 2 1 1 3 1 0 .276 12 63
   D. Davis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
D. García LF 2 1 0 1 2 1 4 .263 19 55
J. Smart P 3 0 1 2 0 1 5 .119 0 5
   K. Gibson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 0 0
   a-C. James PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .213 5 10
   R. Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1
   J. Mejía P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   b-L. Fox 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 2 14
Totals 36 9 13 9 7 7 20      
a - C. James pinch hit for K. Gibson in the 6th
b - L. Fox substituted for J. Mejía in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: B. Aldridge (28, 2nd Inning off J. deGrom, 2 on, 2 outs) J. Garza (31, 3rd Inning off J. deGrom, 2 on, 1 out)
Home Runs: B. Jenkins (11, 4th Inning off J. deGrom, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: J. Smart , B. Aldridge 3 , J. Garza 2 , B. Jenkins 5 , I. Cortéz 3 , R. Rxo 2 , Z. Collins 2
2-out RBI: J. Smart , B. Aldridge , I. Cortéz
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: J. Smart , B. Jenkins , H. Vidro , C. James
GIDP: J. Smart
Team LOB: 10

BASERUNNING
SB: I. Cortéz (24)
KANSAS CITY PITCHING LINESCORE PITTSBURGH PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
J. deGrom L (6-11) 3.1 12 9 9 4 1 1 81 47 3.96   
J. Diaz 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 22 14 3.19   
J. Jacobs 3.0 1 0 0 3 4 0 51 31 4.06   
PITCHING
Game Score: J. deGrom -5
Batters Faced: J. deGrom 25, J. Diaz 5, J. Jacobs 13
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: J. deGrom 5-3, J. Diaz 1-2, J. Jacobs 1-4
Pitches - Strikes: J. deGrom 81-47, J. Diaz 22-14, J. Jacobs 51-31
Inherited Runners - Scored: J. Diaz 2-0
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
J. Smart 4.2 5 4 4 2 7 0 81 50 3.11   
K. Gibson W (4-0) 1.1 4 1 1 0 1 0 27 18 3.46   
R. Smith 2.1 1 0 0 0 4 0 31 21 2.81   
J. Mejía 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 15 8 3.25   
D. Davis SV (38) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 3.45   
PITCHING
Game Score: J. Smart 43
Batters Faced: J. Smart 21, K. Gibson 7, R. Smith 8, J. Mejía 3, D. Davis 1
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: J. Smart 4-3, K. Gibson 1-1, R. Smith 2-1, J. Mejía 0-0, D. Davis 0-1
Pitches - Strikes: J. Smart 81-50, K. Gibson 27-18, R. Smith 31-21, J. Mejía 15-8, D. Davis 4-2
Inherited Runners - Scored: K. Gibson 3-3 , D. Davis 2-0
WP: J. Smart , K. Gibson
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Juan Carlos Garza
Ballpark: PNC Park
Weather: Clear skies (68 degrees), wind blowing out to center at 15 mph
Start Time: 7:05 PM EST
Time: 3:37
Attendance: 23852
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