Cain became the 10th player in s history to hit .300 or higher with bases in the same season.
PLAYER Lorenzo Cain Melky Cabrera Scott Podsednik Carlos Beltran Carlos Beltran Johnny Damon Johnny Damon Jose Offerman Jose Offerman Willie Wilson Willie Wilson Willie Wilson Willie Wilson Willie Wilson George Brett Hal McRae Amos Otis
Weve been struggling to swing the bat big time, said Cain after the game. Weve got to turn it on. Weve got to get going.
The next day Cain moved up to third in Yosts lineup while Escobar shifted from the bottom of the order to lead-off. With James Shields keeping the Red Sox hitters in check, the Royals responded with a badly needed 7-1 win. Pushing themselves to win the A.L. Central title, the Royals didnt yield to the Tigers until the last day of the regular season.
He (Yost) put me there with the hope of giving this team a boost, said Cain in retrospect. I feel last year thats exactly what happened.
Im just trying to go up there and do what I can to get on base, drive in runs and help this team win ball-games. Hitting in general is not easy for anyone, but I feel as a team weve just got to go out there and believe in ourselves.
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