|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||10.00||12.00||0.00||4.05||1.30||151.00||67.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 30.1||0||0|| 2.67||0||7||25|
|vs RHB|| 25.0||0||0|| 2.88||0||2||19|
|05/22/2013||David Price, SP TB||Ervin Santana, SP KC|
Coco Crisp, CF OAK
|05/22/2013||Joey Votto, 1B CIN||Ervin Santana, SP KC|
Rafael Soriano, RP WAS
Casey Janssen, RP TOR
|05/22/2013||Ervin Santana, SP KC|
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
|Michael Morse, RF SEA|
|Last 10 Games|
|Ervin Santana saddled with hard-luck loss|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks in seven innings Saturday against the A's, but it wasn't enough to avoid his third loss. He struck out five in the 2-1 A's win.
Santana has gone at least six innings in each of his eight starts this year while compiling a 2.77 ERA. He'll face his former team, the Angels, Thursday.
|Ervin Santana gives up two homers in loss|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Royals pitcher Ervin Santana had a hard time keeping the ball in the park as he suffered his second loss of the season during Sunday's series finale against the Yankees.
Santana (3-2) allowed a two-run home run to Robinson Cano and a solo shot to Vernon Wells in the third. He was charged with four runs and eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in a 4-2 loss. He struck out four and did not issue a walk in 102 pitches, 71 for strikes.
Santana has allowed seven runs over his last 12 1/3 innings with four strike outs and a walk over that span. The right-hander is scheduled to start Saturday at Oakland. He is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in his last three starts at O.co Coliseum.
|Ervin Santana settles for no-decision|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana turned in another decent performance but did not factor into the decision Tuesday night against the Orioles.
Santana, who made his sixth start of the season, surrendered a run-scoring single to Adam Jones and a two-run double to Matt Wieters in the opening frame for his only damage of the night. The right-hander was charged with three runs and seven hits over six innings of work in a 4-3 defeat.
Santana has allowed just five runs over his last 20 innings of work. He has not lost a decision since his season debut April 3. The 30-year-old veteran is scheduled to start Sunday at home against the Yankees. He went 0-1 and allowed 10 runs over 11 innings of work in two starts last season against New York as a member of the Angels.
|Storm washes away Ervin Santana's strong start|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/2/13) Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana was able to continue his strong start Thursday against the Rays, but a rain and snow storm wiped away his outing after just four innings.
Santana held the Rays scoreless over four innings, walking three and allowing a pair of hits. He struck out seven and threw 39 of his 66 pitches for strikes before the inclement weather rolled through.
The game was postponed, and a makeup date has not yet been announced. Since Santana only threw 66 pitches, the team might opt to have him start on short rest. It is not clear when his next start will take place.
|Manager seeing lots of 'great stuff' from Ervin Santana|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/2/13) Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana heads into Thursday's start against the Rays nearly untouchable in his last four starts. Santana is 3-0 in that span, with a 1.20 ERA and .239 opponents' batting average.
"I saw a lot of great stuff," Royals manager Ned Yost said after Santana struck out five over seven scoreless innings on Saturday against the Indians, per MLB.com. "But, for me, the key was his slider -- he had a lot of bite to it. Throwing good two-seamers, keeping the ball down in the zone. He just pitched a fantastic game."
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Athletics 2, Royals 1
Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning to help Tommy Milone outduel Ervin Santana, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Saturday night.
Ervin Santana saddled with hard-luck loss
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Ervin Santana gives up two homers in loss
|The trade that sent Ervin Santana to Kansas City in the offseason came just when he had worn out his welcome in Los Angeles. It's not that he was especially bad for the Angels. In fact, in three of his eight seasons with them -- 2008, 2010 and 2011 -- he was one of the leaders of their staff. But something was always just a little off with him, be it his BABIP, walk rate or home-away splits. Last year, his issue was homers. Boy, did he serve up some homers. His rate of 1.97 per nine innings was the fourth-highest for a pitcher with at least 160 innings in major-league history. Though as a fly-ball pitcher, he has never shied away from the homers, last year's rate about doubled his rate from 2011. In other words, it was too bad to be true. That's what the Royals are thinking, anyway. They play in a pitcher's park. They can get Santana to bounce back like he has so many other times in their career. If they're right, they'll have a legitimate innings eater with a high enough strikeout rate to whiff 170 or so, making Santana a near certainty for the top 40 in Fantasy. Of course, if they're wrong, he'll do your team more harm than good, which is why you probably shouldn't touch him until the late rounds. (Updated 12/3/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/13||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Jordan Lyles|
|5/23/13||LAA||8:10 pm||Joe Blanton|
|5/24/13||LAA||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
|5/25/13||LAA||2:10 pm|| |
|5/26/13||LAA||2:10 pm||Jerome Williams|
|5/27/13||STL||2:10 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|5/28/13||STL||8:10 pm||Tyler Lyons|
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