The Kansas City Royals were in the midst of a pitchers duel and led the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 in the top of the eighth inning, but then relief pitcher Greg Holland entered the game for the Royals. That 2-1 lead quickly became a 4-2 deficit as Holland allowed three earned runs, gave up three hits and walked two batters to earn the loss.
Holland did not get a single out and was replaced by Jose Mijares who let one run come across the plate when Adam Lind hit into a fielders choice to score Jose Bautista. That run was credited to Holland who was responsible for Bautista getting on base.
The Royals had a comeback attempt in the bottom of the ninth when Yuniesky Betancourt knocked in Alcides Escobar with a single to left center field. Betancourt was replaced by Chris Getz who proceeded to steal second base and put the tying run in scoring position, but Blue Jays closer Sergio Santos forced Eric Hosmer to ground out to second base to end the game.
The loss for the Royals was their seventh straight home loss and eighth in a row overall.