Things keep rolling as the Royals took the third straight of a four-game series from the Detroit Tigers this afternoon 2-1. Kansas City scored drew blood first yet again as Alex Gordon hit a single that bounced off of second base allowing Hosmer to score after singling and stealing second base all in the first inning. Omar Infante followed that up with a solo home run in the fifth inning.
However, the most mesmerizing thing to watch in this game was the dominant performance by Jeremy Guthrie who went 6.2 innings giving up one run on four hits with nine strikeouts and a walk. Jeremy was dominant through six innings before getting tagged for a solo shot in the seventh by J.D. Martinez.
Speaking of solid pitching performances, Drew Smyly didn’t exactly get lit up either. He went seven inning giving up two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
While it’s hard not to love blowing out a team with an abundance of runs, it’s nice to see that the Royals now seem to be capable of winning a close game with the Tigers as well. And while Royals fan will and should be happy with a guaranteed series win after today, nobody in their right mind isn’t going to hope the Royals are heading home tomorrow night having swept Detroit.
Maybe the Royals will never lose again? I hope I hope.