KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) --
was not bothered by another wait.
Day pitched a six-hitter for his second career shutout and
homered and knocked in three runs as the
rolled to an 8-0 rout of the
Kansas City Royals
in the first game of a doubleheader.
Day was slated to start Wednesday's game that was rained out, then endured a 1 hour, 52 minute delay at the start of this contest. But he had little problem shutting down the Royals once he finally took the mound.
"In two or three starts either in Puerto Rico or somewhere else, it seems like I've had a rain delay, said Day, who seemed unfazed by having to wait another day between starts. "I think you get used to it."
Day (5-6) gave up five singles and a triple, striking out four without a walk en route to his first shutout since May 1, 2003 against Milwaukee. The righthander recorded 15 of his 27 outs via a ground ball.
"He was on his game from the first pitch, said Montreal manager
said. "Usually he starts out of the strike zone, but (today) first pitch in the strike zone, he took off from there.
Wilkerson drew a bases-loaded walk in the first inning, delivered an RBI single in the fifth and hit a solo homer to trigger a three-run eighth.
added three hits and scored three times for the Expos, who won for just the fifth time in their last 18 games.
(2-1) was roughed up for five runs and 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings. The lefthander walked two and struck out five.
"I felt a little bit out of control the first couple of innings," Reyes said. "After that, I got settled down a little bit but it was too late."
No Royal had more than one hit.