Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers OF Lorenzo Cain went 4-for-5 with two runs, one RBI and a stolen base to help lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. He is the second Royals player to collect four hits in a postseason game. (Hall-of-Famer George Brett did it twice in 1985.)
In winning Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, the Royals take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series as they head home for the next two games (three if necessary).
Cain has reached base in eight of his 10 plate appearances in the series, and has made highlight-reel catches throughout the postseason. He played 15 games with the 2009 Timber Rattlers, posting a perfect fielding percentage in the 33 chances the centerfielder had in the Midwest League. He batted .192 (10-for-52) with 3 RBI.
Another former Timber Rattler, Orioles CF Adam Jones, went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer off Royals SP Yordano Ventura, who left the game with right shoulder tightness after 5.2 innings. Royals 3B Mike Moustakas also homered in his third consecutive game and for the fourth time this postseason.
Jones batted .267 with 11 HR and 72 RBI in 130 games with the 2004 Timber Rattlers.
Ventura went 4-6 with a 4.27 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 84.1 IP for the 2011 Kane County Cougars.
Moustakas batted .272 with 22 HR and 71 RBI in 126 games with the 2008 Burlington Bees.