May 8, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas (8) throws out Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino (not pictured) at first base during the seventh inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Royals lose to Baltimore 4-0


Not a word you want associated with your offense. Unfortunately, it’s a constant issue with the Royals. 5 hits with only one of those going for extra bases. It’s hard to win baseball games that way.

Jeremy Guthrie made the start for the Royals. He gave up two runs in the top of the 4th inning on a single by Nelson Cruz that scored Manny Machado and moved Chris Davis to 3rd. Steve Clevenger followed this up with a fielder’s choice that scored Davis. Adam Jones scored on a Nelson Cruz sacrifice fly in the 6th inning and Chris Davis hit a solo shot in the 8th to make the score 4-0. Guthrie’s final line was 8 inning pitched with 4 earned runs, 2 strikeouts, and 1 walk. He gave up 8 hits but 7 of them were for extra bases. Casey Coleman pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

As stated above, the Royals did zilch on offense tonight. They faced Chris Tillman who went the whole way for the Orioles with no earned runs, 3 strikeouts and 1 walk.

After a nice little two-game sweep of the Rockies, the Royals are really struggling with the Orioles and have to win the next two in a row to get themselves a split and get their record back over .500.

MOOSE/BUTLER UPDATE: These two gentlemen went a combined 0-6 with one walk (Moustakas). Not a huge help.

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  • grouchosmustache

    O’s fan here…why is Yost your manager?

    • Dave Hill

      Groucho, that is a question that a good number of Royals fans have been asking for a while. I wish I had an answer for you that did not involve speculation as to Yost having compromising pictures of Dayton Moore.

      • grouchosmustache

        We agree

  • moretrouble

    Baltimore has gotten two very fine pitching performances the last two days. Tillman was very, very good last night, and the night before, the Oriole bullpen was terrific after Chen did a credible job for 5 innings.

    Yeah, KC’s offense has been anemic, but the difference has been Oriole pitching this series. Frankly, changing managers wouldn’t have helped KC the last two days. Often, fans neglect to give credit to the opponent. Kudos to the Oriole pitching staff — it’s been a pleasure watching those guys work the last couple of days. I don’t think KC sees Baltimore again this season … let’s hope KC gets another crack at these guys in the playoffs.