Three runs was enough as JV gets into the winning column....just barely. He went into the bottom of the ninth with a 103 pitch count and JL decided to stick with him.....he got into trouble with a lead off hitter, and that runner eventually scored to make it 3-2. With two men on and two out, he hit Escobar on the first pitch and loaded the bases. He had already convinced JL to let him finish it out on the prior play, and looks like he had to shake him off this time. He caught Royal LF Alex Gordon looking on the last two pitches and recorded his 9th strikeout and first W of the season. The last strike looked low and inside, and even JV wasn't sure, but we, he and they will take it even if he will have to ice that arm for a couple of days after throwing 131 pitches. We probably won't see him again until Sunday... A couple of HR's by Ajax and Inge provided the lucky 3 runs that JV needed to hold on for the 3-2 victory.