Jacob Nottingham hit a grand slam and Orlando Arcia added a three-run shot as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied from an early four-run deficit and beat the Kansas City Royals 9-5 on Friday night.
Nottingham’s two-out blast to left off Danny Duffy (3-4) capped a six-run rally in the fourth inning that put the Brewers ahead for good. The comeback had begun when Christian Yelich led off the fourth with his 150th career homer.
Kansas City’s Salvador Perez went 4 of 5 with a homer, double, two runs and four RBIs.
Kansas City took an early lead off Brewers starter Adrian Houser as the first three batters of the game all scored.
After Whit Merrifield singled and Adalberto Mondesi walked to open the game, Perez doubled them home. A one-out single by Hunter Dozier put runners on the corners.
When Dozier stole second, Nottingham’s throw bounced into center field, allowing Perez to score from third.
The Royals made it 4-0 when Perez singled home Mondesi in the third.
The Royals and Brewers continue their three-game series Saturday night at Milwaukee. Kris Bubic (1-5, 4.50) starts for Kansas City, and Corbin Burnes (3-0, 1.98) pitches for Milwaukee. Pregame begins at 5:30, and you can hear that on KMMO AM 1300. Game coverage starts at 6 o’clock, with game time at 6:10. You can hear game coverage from the Royals’ Radio Network on KMMO FM 102.9.